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I read a Page 1 New York Times profile last week about much-missed comic George Carlin. There’s also a new HBO special premiering this weekend about the feisty, often brilliant comedian and … more
Resilient gardens work in concert with nature. They take advantage of their surroundings and support native wildlife. They also embrace the ways plants actually want to grow. Sarah Fairbank, WSU … more
You may recall that last week I included in this column the Associated Press article about the woman who fell through the “hole” in the outhouse on the trail at the top of Mount Walker. … more
It was a special Mothers’ Day on several levels.  Hard to miss were the Major League baseball teams sporting uniforms incorporating the color pink, I suppose as a reminder to check for … more
Spring salads are here, and there’s a playground of possibilities for dressing up your greens. Making homemade salad dressing is a skill you’ll be thankful for every salad … more
Notes from the Twitterverse — and elsewhere:  Why am I on Twitter? Mostly, for the laughs. Certainly not for the snark, and there’s plenty of that.  I do hope Elon … more
If you’re feeling a mild case of that ol’ “Spring Fever,” take heart  — you’re not alone!   All across the continent, a spring tide of migrating birds … more
As the last of spring settles in, making way for summer, the Jefferson County community has come up with a way to start the season off strong: On June 1, several organizations are partnering … more
Wow, pick your disaster.   There is a dangerous war in Europe. Climate change is accelerating. Inflation is chewing us up. An earthquake is right around the corner, within 35 years or so. … more
A windstorm destroyed the old maple across the street last winter, but the ring of daffodils has sprung up around its shattered stump like always. It’s a spring like any other, but it feels … more
This spring, I’m making lots of Kuku-ye Sabzi, a Persian egg dish popular for Norooz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated at the Spring Equinox.  Egg dishes are popular throughout the … more
As noted in last week’s column, the annual meeting of the Ludlow Maintenance Commission, the LMC, was held last Saturday.  There were about 60 folks who showed up, a crowd that would … more
Once in awhile, it’s good to get outta Dodge ( i.e., PT). To use the famous rallying cry of Otter and Boon in “Animal House”: “Road trip!” Here, that often means … more
April is Native Plant Appreciation Month in Washington. It’s a time to enjoy the beauty of our native plants and celebrate the gifts they offer to pollinators and wildlife.  Why, then, … more
Last week my husband and I had the opportunity to try out Jefferson Transit’s new No. 14 Kingston Express bus service. This service is an express bus from Port Townsend to the ferry terminal … more
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recognizes the opioid crisis in Jefferson County and continues to combat misinformation. Since 2016, JCPH has been providing opioid overdose medication at no … more
For a number of reasons, it has recently been a challenge to create something for this column that even I would find interesting, let alone you.  However, I did hit upon a theme I think I can … more
Candidates are already stating their intentions to run for public office, and as we approach the May 16 — May 20 candidate filing period for the 2022 elections, the League of Women … more
On the far side of open pasture, the trail curves and under a hedge of thimbleberry canes, I see emerging stinging nettles. They’re the perfect size for harvesting.  I’ve brought … more
Several nice people graciously responded to last week’s column where I wrote about mine, and my family’s, response to my bum hip.  I appreciate their empathetic sentiments and … more
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