George Lakoff on #Persistence

George Lakoff—retired UC-Berkeley Prof of Cognitive Science and Linguistics and currently Director of the Center for the Neural Mind & Society (cnms.berkeley.edu). Dr. Lakoff recently spoke to a recently spoke and gave us these guidelines for resisting the government. 1. Don’t use the chief executive’s name. 2. Remember that this is a regime and he’s not…

Is this who you are?

Letter by Karen Smith to Idaho’s congressional delegation and conservatives on the issue of guns, gun violence and the deafening silence by our elected leaders in the face of “divisive extremist rhetoric”…  Thanks for allowing me to publish your letter. (04/17/2018) This is the letter I presented at the offices of my members of Congress…

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Series on the North End’s historic places of worship. Click the link for a listing of Places of Worship. The North End is home to two churches with the name ‘Immanuel’ – the historic Immanuel M.E. Church in Hyde Park (and soon to be home of TRICA) and the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Both were built…

North End Wild Turkeys

The ongoing travels of Hazel and Bella, the North End wild turkeys! Cover photo by Mark Goforth. Update! Check out the great article by Anna Webb in the Idaho Statesman – click here. Beginning with a reported sighting in March of 2016, two female wild turkeys have taken up residence in Boise’s North End. The…

Sanctuary Boise

Our Refugee Roots UPDATE 02/01/2017: The Boise City Council passed a resolution on January31, 2017 reaffirming Boise as a ‘Welcoming Community’ on a unanimous vote. The North End Neighborhood also passed a resolution naming the North End a “Welcoming Neighborhood” at their regular monthly meeting. “Inspired by our city leaders, the North End Neighborhood Association…

Community Gardens

The following is a list of Community Gardens in and near the North End. Because the information is subject to change, please let us know if there are corrections needed. Sunset Community Garden 2332 N. 36th Street, Boise, Idaho 83703 Jennifer Harrington & Sherilyn Orr www.sunsetgarden.org | 208-484-3676 & 208-871-0112 3030 W. Bellamy, Boise, Idaho…

Bicycle Safety

About New Bike Laws Boise High School class of 2012’s Kyle Swanstrom’s Boise Bicycle Pamphlet is available by clicking here. From Mayor Dave Bieter prior to the passing of the new bike safety laws…. The City Council last week approved a set of new and revised ordinances designed to improve safety for bicycle riders on…

Goathead Damnation

Ah! The Great Outdoors! Nothing beats a leisurely ride down an old road in the country or a bump or two up in the foothills! Of course, you’ll only be “riding” if your tires stay inflated. Otherwise, you’ll be taking a leisurely walk down an old road in the middle of the country, pushing your…

America’s Gun Violence Epidemic

It just doesn’t end… another week, another mass shooting. According to the Gun Violence Archive there have been 54 violent acts where a gunman has killed four or more people, leaving a total of 456 people dead. While it seems American’s have become so inured to the violence and its frequency that little political action…

Boise’s Forgotten Pandemic

Photo Courtesy of Red Cross & CNN Red Cross volunteers respond to the Great Pandemic, 1918. Re-posting from our friends at The Blue Review to highlight the seriousness of flu seasons. Our North End connection is Olive Shawver who lived on N. 22nd and was the pandemic’s first Boise fatality. As the virus continues to become more…