Sharing an Attitude of Gratitude – by Whitman Parker

My View – November 2017

On a recent car ride home from the coast, my wife, Jo and I passed much of the time talking about how grateful we are to live in Jacksonville and how […]

My View, October 2017 – by Whitman Parker

With Halloween upon us, I thought I’d share a scary story. It starts with a clap of thunder and a flash of light in the sky…this story ends depending upon how you want it to […]

A Fantastic Fall for All

My View – September 2017

There are so many reasons why fall has become my favorite time of year including cooler weather on the heels of blistering summer heat, the changing scenery as trees transition in […]

Music & Wine on My Mind – by Whitman Parker

My View – August 2017

For me, August is a special time of year in Jacksonville when two favorite events take center stage—the orchestral season on Britt Hill and the Oregon Wine Experience celebration at the […]

Celebrating 100 Issues…The Only Constant is Change! – by Whitman Parker

My View – July 2017

Nine years to this day, I penned my first editor’s column in the July 2008 Jacksonville Review. That was 100 issues ago just days after my wife, Jo, and I purchased […]

The BEST Thing?

My View – June 2017

I get lots of visitors here at the Review office on California Street….today was no different. Having an accessible, in-town office is one of the things that keeps me grounded and […]

May Flowers – by Whitman Parker

My View – May 2017

April showers bring May flowers,” then Jacksonville should look like a flower shop as soon as the sun comes out and stays out. After what can only be described as an […]

Following in the Footsteps… – by Whitman Parker

My View – April 2017

On the heels of the Oscar’s, I considered penning a feel-good Hollywood script about an idyllic small town that would make a hit movie. The plot started like this: Against all […]

On Finding Inspiration…Again! – by Whitman Parker

My View – March 2017

Just before press deadline, I bumped into a longtime Review columnist who admitted, “I’m struggling…all I have is writers block and I’m not sure about writing my column this month!” After […]

Make it a Great Year – by Whitman Parker

My View – February 2017

Happy Chinese New Year, Jacksonville! On the Chinese zodiac chart, 2017 is the “Year of the Rooster.” In this issue, you’ll find a full schedule of the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural […]