Spring is in the air, and with it comes change here at Boise Weekly. During the last several months of transition, I have provided some personal notes in the form of "Interim." This will be the last, as I am pleased to announce that Shea Andersen will be assuming the role as editor next week…

It was another visit to my dentist for yet another crown, another filling and another out-of-body experience. This time, my thoughts were not focused on President George Bush but on my children. As I was floating above watching myself be drilled upon, my children were fully grown adults, who…

This weather is making everyone and everything glow. Spring is in the air, bulbs are coming up, and grills are getting scrubbed down. There is something wonderful about opening all your windows and letting in the fresh air. Not being a cold-weather gal, the winter and cold start to get me do…

There was a raid last week at a New Bedford, Massachusetts, leather factory where immigrants mainly from Guatemala and El Salvador were detained due to inability to prove that they were in the U.S. legally. Unfortunately, some of these detainees were the sole or primary caretakers of childre…

I was at the Tamarack Grand Prix over the weekend with a BW team. It was my first time at Tamarack, and I was impressed. It was truly a winter wonderland treat. Everyone we met was genuinely helpful and friendly, and it was great that it snowed all weekend. The competition was extraordinary,…

I am ready for flu season to be over like everyone else. Someone has had the crud in my home for the past month. I have had enough. I am also ready for spring. Saturday teased us all with a beautiful day that sparked gardening ideas and spring cleaning. I was tempted to put the winter clothe…

I get most of my news from the Internet, but I do like to read newspapers. My 2007 treat for myself was to attempt getting the Sunday New York Times delivered to my house. I fantasized about leisurely poring over the pages for hours while drinking coffee. Unfortunately, the paper has only sh…

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