This Month’s FEATURES

Thrills in Sports for a Non-Jock

An old, old story tells of a young man rushing down the street in New York. He sees an older, more mature man and excitedly asks, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?”  The older man slowly answers, “Practice. Practice.” The question could also apply to AT&T Park, Levi Stadium, Oracle Arena or any other […]

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

I could have used a number of different titles for this article, no doubt many of them clichés, such as; “When the Genie’s out of the Bottle…” or, “Wrong Time, Wrong Place,” or, “Yes, You Can, but Maybe Your Shouldn’t,” or, “You Can’t Fix ___,” Okay, we won’t go there. As wannabes all over the […]

Whatever Happened to Customer Service? The Sequel

Back in March of 2008, I wrote an article for Alive entitled Whatever Happened to Customer Service? After years of dealing with rude, arrogant, selfish, distracted and hopelessly ambivalent front line employees, I decided to voice my displeasure to corporate America. Like many of my friends, I was so tired of feeling unimportant, unappreciated and […]

ALIVE & Lookin’ Good In Danville

When I go into The Rouge Cosmetics in Danville I think, “effortless beauty.” They not only have superior nutrient based anti-aging skin care, but they have amazing cosmetics and custom foundations that perfectly match one’s skin tones with the most beautiful second skin coverage. I love it and I love their make-up collection by Fleur […]



An Evening of Music and Laughter: The Fourth Annual Anti-Bullying Fundraiser

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Village Theatre in Danville, Danville’s own Mike Copeland will be chairing and hosting An Evening of Music and Laughter, a fundraising show benefiting Discovery Counseling Center’s anti bullying project. This year’s show features co-headliners STUNG, the preeminent Police Tribute Band, and, from Last Comic Standing, the very funny […]


Scare Up a Taste of Summer

Following September’s brutal heat wave, I am ready for fall. I’m ready for … [Read More...]

Tulips, Iris and Hydrangeas

Q. My tulips and daffodils were removed from the ground and stored after … [Read More...]

Always Chardonnay

Fall is upon us but the weather has yet to cool down. As a result, our … [Read More...]


Child Snoring: A Serious Problem

Does your child snore? Do they have attention and/or behavior problems? If … [Read More...]

Fitness Planning Through the Holiday Season

As the 2017 season comes to an end for many endurance athletes, it’s … [Read More...]

Your Health is the Best Investment

My sister in Pittsburgh, PA cut her left hand two weeks ago. She severed … [Read More...]

Healing Arthritis Naturally

Joint pain, known as arthritis, comes in many forms. The most common type … [Read More...]

Solutions for Breastfeeding Complications

The World Health Organization recommends that babies be exclusively … [Read More...]


The English Horn & French Horn

Two of the most interesting and yet disparate, members of the symphony … [Read More...]

The Case for Christ

I always find it interesting that when a catastrophe hits we are inundated … [Read More...]


Beyond Perseverance; A Veteran’s Journey

This year, we observed the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attack on … [Read More...]


What makes a car a “classic?” Does it have to be a certain age? How many … [Read More...]

Shapiro Speaks at Berkeley

A crowd of students, faculty, and parents from all across the political … [Read More...]

2018 Honda Odyssey

A Sports Car Minivan! Hello Again. This month’s article is the second … [Read More...]

Make-Up Colors and Textures for Fall

Seasonal change in make-up is not only enjoyable, it is healthy and gives … [Read More...]

Spooky but Trivial

None of us believe in spooks, do we? None of us believes the monsters, … [Read More...]