Jennifer Margulis http://ijpr.org en Bronze Cowboys, Chocolate, And Wolves: Oregon's Little Switzerland http://ijpr.org/post/bronze-cowboys-chocolate-and-wolves-oregons-little-switzerland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The air smells of pine and cold when I finally arrive in Joseph, a small town in the northeast corner of Oregon, at 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in late spring. The peaks of the mountains in the Eagle Cap Wilderness west of downtown shine with snow even though it’s warm enough in the valley that I don’t need a jacket. I do a happy dance after I park at the motel. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:49:37 +0000 Jennifer Margulis 2303 at http://ijpr.org Bronze Cowboys, Chocolate, And Wolves: Oregon's Little Switzerland Dying With Grace: Preparing For The End Of Life http://ijpr.org/post/dying-grace-preparing-end-life <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a sunny day last March over a hundred mostly gray-haired people file into an auditorium at </span>Asante’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Smullin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Education Center in Medford. A large screen behind the stage projects the afternoon’s agenda: HAVING THE CONVERSATION. On stage are two empty armchairs, violet with pale blue dots, a white rug, and a hospital gurney. On the gurney lies a manikin, its hairless head resting incongruously against a flowered pillow. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:28:53 +0000 Jennifer Margulis 345 at http://ijpr.org Dying With Grace: Preparing For The End Of Life