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Contributors ..........................................................................................4

In The Spotlight A New Horizon ....................................................................................5 From financier to mountaineer, Emilie Cortes makes her mark.

Adventure is Out There! .....................................................................9 Emilie Cortes’ Call of the Wild Adventures has trips geared for women.

Learning Compassion ......................................................................20 Families who volunteer help others and themselves.

Living Art ...........................................................................................27 Madison Hartley’s creativity blossoms at her floral shop, A Native Bloom.

Knowledge & Advice What We’re Reading: Central Oregon Book Club Selections ....12 To Your Health: Painful Desert Rocks............................................13 WCIL: Preservation Pioneers ..........................................................14 Early Flavors: Tastes of Spring ........................................................16 Caring for Others: The Challenges of Caregiving .......................22 Keeping it Creative: Kid Projects for Summer .............................23 Welcome Home: Designing Kids’ Rooms .....................................26 At the Workplace: Effective Leadership ........................................30

Editor’s Note A chair says a lot about a person. I walked into my new cubicle one month ago and was greeted by a desk full of old U Magazines, stacks of story ideas, a forest of dust … and this chair. One of its rubber arms appeared to have been chewed on — or at least picked apart during moments of intense editing. The upholstery on the seat was discolored, with shadowy crevices and grooves. And speaking of grooves, the chair’s cushion had been permanently molded by the previous owner’s, um, seat. A large bite had been taken out of the cushion itself, revealing the oddly-sticky foam lining. Needless to say, I inherited a chair that would be better off in a horror film. But a chair — even that kind of chair — says a lot about the person who sat in it. Each scar and tear, each protesting squeak and groan, was a reflection of the previous owner’s dedication to the job he held for nine years. All those weeks and months of editing, discussing, planning, revising and leading each magazine into well-known, well-liked and well-written publications — well, that’s bound to leave a few marks. So what the chair said about my predecessor was awe-inspiring. And empowering. For the first few days, I sat myself down and laughed with my new co-workers about the ridiculousness of my inheritance, all the while gaining courage from its history. And eventually, the chair was replaced. It rests nearby, free to be used by visitors (if they dare). It hasn’t met up with the dumpster. Yet. Meanwhile, my new chair and I are getting along fine. Thanks to my predecessor, Ben Montgomery, I’m ready to make my mark.

— Althea Borck

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is a product of The Bulletin’s Special Projects Division, P.O. Box 6020, Bend, OR 97708. All content is the property of The Bulletin/Western Communications Inc., and maynot be reproduced without written permission. Printed by Northwest Web Press, www.northwestwebpress.com Story ideas may be submitted to editor Ben Montgomery for consideration. Contact him at 541-383-0379 or Bmontgomery@ bendbulletin.com Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Staff members for The Bulletin’s special projects division include: Martha Tiller, Special Projects Manager; Althea Borck, Special Projects Editor; Stacie Oberson, Special Projects Coordinator; Kari Mauser, Special Projects Editorial Assistant; and Kevin Prieto, Special Projects Photographer. Cover photo by Kevin Prieto / Model: Emilie Cortes

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