Jacksonville Going to Pot… I Hope Not! – by Whitman Parker

My View – February 2016

When expressing My View, it’s always penned with a deliberate “end in-mind,” intent that what’s expressed will make a difference and possibly shape public policy. On that note, I’d like to […]

What a Year! – by Whitman Parker

My View – December 2015/January 2016

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Looking back on 2015, I must admit it’s been a very […]

With Gratitude – by Whitman Parker

My View – November 2015

As fall colors abound, much of our attention now turns toward celebrating the holidays, making this a good time to express my gratitude for those who make the Jacksonville Review possible. […]

Chilean Thoughts on a Chilly Fall Morning – by Whitman Parker

My View – October 2015

Up until a few minutes ago, as I was channel-surfing to find the Oregon Ducks game on television, I thought this column was in the can. Not so fast, I said […]

On Vision, Action and Collaboration – by Whitman Parker

My View – September 2015

At times, living and working in a small town brings unusual challenges that end-up producing extraordinary and unexpected results.

Reflecting back to early 2008, Jacksonville was stuck in the grips of a […]

Let’s Live Here! – by Whitman Parker

My View – August 2015

As a publisher, I spend a fair amount of my time out and about walking and talking with locals and visitors – getting a feel for things on the ground is […]

My View, July 2015 – by Whitman Parker

I just sat down to pen this column on a sunny Saturday morning, one day before the Summer Solstice. The weather is perfect so the office door is wide open, allowing the sights and sounds […]

Jacksonville, a Bargain at $1.84 – by Whitman Parker

My View – June 2015

After sitting through the first meeting of “budget season,” it occurred to me that living in Jacksonville is a “bargain.” Please don’t get me wrong; I don’t like paying taxes any […]

Fun is in the Air – by Whitman Parker

My View – May 2015

It’s the time of year when the pages of the Review and our online calendars are filling-up with fun things to do as fast as our local wineries are running their […]

Trailing Thoughts from the Hiking Capital of Southern Oregon – by Whitman Parker

My View – April 2015

I’m at my desk typing this column—on a perfect spring day—thinking I should be taking a long walk on one of the Jacksonville Woodlands trails instead! It’s one of those days […]