Japanese Garden

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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Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Along with state and local issues, on the national level all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate, will be contested. Learn more about voter registration and tips on selecting a candidate.
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.
Detail of Ashland river photo
Artist Showcase
Harry Kingston Photography

Above: Japanese Garden
Left: Firewater (detail)

“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