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I find myself dreaming of other times and places. Can you blame me? Only 20 times, the River Thames froze over in the heart of old London, allowing citizens to walk boldly off the riverbanks and … more
We were all prepared for the quiet, dull and familiar Thanksgiving weekend.  In fact, much of it did qualify as such but I did spend a lot of time successfully looking for the new and … more
I think most readers will agree that America is suffering from a severe shortage of empathy right now.  I write these words as 42 percent of Americans in each political party view the … more
On a brisk November morning, a small crowd gathered outside the Quilcene Ranger Station for their chance in a seasonal lottery.  Fifty people would be chosen to purchase a coveted 60-day … more
There’s a local angle to all-time champ Ken Jennings being named the first interim host of popular game show “Jeopardy!”  Jennings’ father, Ken Jennings Jr., (yes, … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
It’s hard to believe it has been nine months since I attended a community event of any kind, but just days before Gov. Jay Inslee declared a “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order due … more
The news these days is scary and it’s time to summon all our empathy and compassion for everyone affected by the pandemic.  Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID guidelines are designed to stop … more
You of faint heart might have thought I had little to report to you this week given all the COVID restrictions. Well I have a report for you on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving of 2021, next … more
This year Thanksgiving has a new meaning for most of us. Traditionally at this time of year we would be making our shopping list, checking our invite list, baking and preparing to spend … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
In Scotland, “Come to kail” was an invitation to dinner, because people ate kale so frequently.  Here it reigns king of our winter greens, but needs P.R. at the table. Kale has … more
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