Pruning Trees


Tracey Bucket List

Steve writes: “Don’t laugh. I finally did it – I took a class on how to prune my fruit trees. I never have been much of a gardening guy but since I retired I have time to get into new activities. Now, I hope I just don’t kill them!” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket …

Dancing Sculpture

Celebrate … people!

Tracey Good News

Readers – send me your good news stories! It’s a great time of year to be acknowledging all of the wonderful people around us who do so many good things this time of year. Thanks! (Click here to return to our  Good News stories)

Gazebo in Snow

Holiday Tips

Tracey Tracey's Blog

Well, it’s begun – the busiest time of year is upon us. Many of you might be feeling some relief. With Thanksgiving over, some languish in the after-glow, caught up in a sort of ‘one down and one to go’ mentality. For others, there’s no relief in sight and there won’t be until sometime after all of the holiday decorations …

Home-Made Pizza

Cooking for an empty nest

Tracey Columns

Dear Tracey, My husband and I have finally become empty-nesters after many years of raising many children. Those years were so busy focusing on the children – sporting events, concerts, plays, etc. While I wholeheartedly enjoyed every minute of those years, I am now enjoying the freedom to focus on myself. So many things were put on the back burner! …

Patriotic XMas Wreath

Better to give than receive

Tracey Bucket List

Maggie writes: “This year, for the holidays, I’m in the process of checking something a little different off of my Christmas Bucket List, that I’ll give more than receive. When I spend a dollar on a gift for a family member or friend, I set aside $2 dollars to donate to charity. It probably won’t add up to a whole …


Neighbors Helping neighbors

Tracey Good News

I came across a great story this week, thank you KIEM, and I’m happy to pass it on to you. Vicky Gage suffered life altering spinal damage that left her unable to walk. After over two months in the hospital she returned home, where she is virtually confined by the steps that lead to her front door. When manager Mitchell …

LTYM Cast Lineup

Where did the year go?

Tracey Tracey's Blog

The last few months have been zooming by. Admittedly, I was pretty caught up in all of the details of developing and then presenting my show, Wisdom in the Spotlight. But wow, it’s mid-November! Where has the last year gone? It really hit home this week when I read that Listen To Your Mother, a show I did last May, …

Resolution Care

Tracey Columns

A few years ago, a dear member of our extended family passed away from cancer. It was a tremendous loss for all of us. Quite simply, she was just one of those very special people in the world. Her kind heart, generous spirit, and wonderful sense of humor endeared her to so many people. Throughout our relationship, I learned a …

Humboldt Coastline

Good Samaritans

Tracey Good News

A few of weeks ago, we had a mini family reunion. The weather was beautiful, so a trip to the beach was in order. We’d been on the sand just long enough to pull out our lunch when it quickly became apparent that something big was happening with the surf. And when that happens here in the Pacific Northwest, the …

Sunset reflection on Lake


Tracey Tracey's Blog

I think it’s safe to say that energy, or lack thereof, is one of those commodities that age begins to slowly steal away from us. Oh, it’s a very subtle process but still, there is no denying that the older you get, the less energy you have. As I write this, I’m a few days ahead of a what I …