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Impeachment is not, nor should it be, a show trial. What’s on trial are the defendant’s deeds, not the sufferings of people who have been harmed, nor the list of grievances against … more
In 2002 Congress passed an Authorization for the Use of Military Force as a basis for the Iraq war. Eighteen years later the President is employing this 2002 AUMF as the basis for a drone attack … more
Homelessness has always been an issue everywhere in the world. I used to live in a town where homelessness was treated with very little respect. The city didn’t want homeless people taking a … more
If you use a cell phone, “opting-out” of a PUD meter that uses radio frequency (RF) for meter readings will not reduce your exposure to low-energy, non-ionizing radiation. Many devices … more
This angel appeared yesterday while I was standing in line at Safeway, giving the cashier money to pay for my weekly groceries. All of a sudden this beautiful woman insisted on paying my bill! I kept … more
Short items, from the Mann with a short attention span: —The pending move of the Sussexes to Vancouver Island’s North Saanich is partly due, says The Guardian, to the racism aimed at … more
Chili, visitors, friends, and a seven-year-old bingo winner! What’s not to like here at the annual Beach Club Chili Cook Off and Bingo Game? It was all there at the monthly LMC Pot Luck … more
Good news update from last week’s trip to Sunriver! BJ and I went to lunch in Sisters, Oregon and I got a haircut at the “Outlaws Barber Shop.” Better news is that they give … more
I could have died, they said later. Five years ago on New Year’s Eve I felt sick but was afraid to go to the ER because of the cost. Fortunately my daughter Jenny insisted, and for four days I … more
Instead of hiring a consultant for yet another Metropolitan Park District (MPD) feasibility study, the city and county ought to convene a community conversation about needs, resources, and … more
Can we in Jefferson County agree that the minimum wage is insufficient and that our county commissioners and our City Council should vote to increase minimum wage to $15 per hour effective by this … more
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