Author: Molly Barber

A Walk Through Time

In August of 1911 the man we all know as Ishi walked into Oroville. He was lonely, emaciated, and exhausted after having spent the last three years alone, being the last remaining member of the Yahi tribe. He was quickly taken under the wing of Alfred L. Kroeber who was an anthropologist. Ishi was taken to the Bay area where he worked as a janitor and was considered a “research assistant”. It was in 1914 when Kroeber took Ishi against his wishes back to Deer Creek in an effort to see first hand how Ishi lived in that environment....

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Carol Ross Sketch Artist and Diana Hackbarth Matching Birdhouse Builder

By Molly Barber “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing”- Camille Pissarro We encounter beautiful things everyday. The internet has given us the ability to view and share beauty, all of which couldn’t be sifted through in a lifetime. Andyet the thing about beauty that absolutely blows my mind is the sublime subjectiveness of it. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. I can tell you with absolute certainty that there is no beauty like the raw vocals of Nina Simone, the soulful wave riding of Dave Rastovich, the powerful storytelling of Harper Lee, or photographer Steve McCurry’s ability to capture moments that evoke such powerful responses. I...

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Ladder Fishing at Pyramid Lake

  The Great Stone Mother Legend states that this lake was created by a mother who missed her children so badly she sat near the edge of a mountain and cried. She cried and cried, never moving. Her tears fell so hard and so fast they formed a lake around her. She sat there so long she turned to stone. The people call her “Great Mother” and she sits on the Eastern shore of Pyramid Lake, her lake, with her basket at her side. By Molly Barber and Photos by If you are in the mood for an adventure, let...

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Behind The Music Christmas Time With The Yule Logs

By Molly Barber The days are getting shorter, the air is colder and that really only means one thing… Yup, the holiday season is right around the corner. Now as you might have guessed one of my favorite parts about this time of year is the music. I mean come on now, who doesn’t love those Christmas classics? Growing up at my house, the Big Guy (my dad), loved the classics- Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry- you get the picture. My mom enjoyed a little more beat in her Christmas tunes, some Brenda Lee, Jose Feliciano, The...

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Give The Gift Of Giving For The Holidays

        by Molly Barber, Photo by Paula Watts The holidays are a special time of the year and while many of us enjoy them, this particular season can be rough for others. But there are ways we can all do our part to share the love and spread the kindness this year. I’m here to share some organizations with you whether you are looking to give locally, nationally or internationally. Let’s start at a local level. Most counties have local Soroptimist International organizations. This is an amazing club who’s mission is “to better the lives of...

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