Fremont Bridge Harry Kingston Photo

Welcome to Open Spaces

Open Spaces is a forum for voices that speak with knowledge and insight to issues affecting people everywhere. As the name suggests, Open Spaces is dedicated to an openness of attitude, intellect and approach. In this spirit, we present thoughtful, well-researched articles on a variety of subjects from a number of different viewpoints.

by Ron Turker, M.D.
What is the reality of “Access” to healthcare?
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Have you ever marveled at the intelligence of a one-year old child? They have mastered the ability to get their needs met, and are continually discovering what it takes to survive in their world. The question is: Are the rest of us? And who are the people we trust?
by Robert Sack, M.D.
If you want an idea of how the human sleep cycle evolved, consider the sleep patterns of hunter-gatherers and traditional people.
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Harry Kingston Photography

Above: Sunset on the Willamette River
Left: Spring Visitor

“When artists, entrepreneurs, and agents of social change cluster, they look for forums where they can interact and be challenged and provoked. In Cascadia, Open Spaces plays this role. It is where thoughtful people publish essays that push readers to think outside their comfort zones.”

— Denis Hayes, coordinator of the first Earth Day 
and current president of the Bullitt Foundation