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We need Supreme Court reform. We can start with expanding the court to 13 justices that reflect our country. The current Supreme Court is no longer a viable part of checks and balances. Because … more
I’m referring   to the June 14 front page article regarding the PUD receiving $13.8 million for internet in the county. Does anyone think that the cost of $21,000-plus per home … more
The second grandson graduated from Ballard High School in Seattle last weekend and we went to the party for him on Saturday. It was the standard affair with some of his friends, lots of his … more
“No news is better than evil news,” proclaimed King James I of England in 1616.   Here in Chimacum, news flows through newspapers, broadcasts, websites, and cell phones. But, … more
No clue who won last night’s high school football game, not sure what to wear today because there is no weather forecast, and you don’t know who won last week’s presidential … more
A world without news. A world of peace, prosperity, simple people going about their simple ways, no constant blabbering of politicians, no fear-mongering. A life where people can regain their sense … more
It’s strawberry and rhubarb season, and we have the entire summer ahead of us, promising an exceptional year for fruit. There’s laughter and conversation in my kitchen, friends are making … more
Forty days of holidays. That is what we are experiencing. Well, “Juneuary’s” finicky weather is in there, too. Memorial Day kicked off the holidays with somber reflection of … more
Ask your doctor about … getting rid of DTC (direct-to-consumer) TV pharma ads. Or at least, ignoring them. TV drug ads are everywhere, like the proverbial cheap suit. They’re   … more
Nematodes are everywhere! They are the most abundant multicellular animals on earth, with more than 80,000 known species. They are microscopic, elongated roundworms that occur naturally in soil … more
Happy Flag Day! Fifty-six years ago last Saturday the USS Liberty was attacked by the Israeli Air Force and Navy in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea during the Arab-Israeli War, … more
In retrospect last week was full of opportunities to recognize, celebrate or help others. On Monday there was a Memorial Day ceremony at the Bay Club attended by either 75 or 100 folks depending … more
Geezer-riffic? PT and Jefferson County made Page 1 of the Seattle Times last week in a story about this state’s aging since 2010 — in all 39 counties. And — quelle surprise … more
I’m cooking Italian all summer, and planned a staycation to coincide. I’m calling it la mia cucina estiva, my summer kitchen. Why Italian? I fell in love with the history and … more
Pirates are plundering our Medicare system. But they’re not led by Johnny Depp. In fact, the “pirate gang” involves some of America’s biggest corporations. And, … more
The May 24 Leader article on the Fort Worden Public Development Authority’s need to expand our line of credit to pay overdue bills, did not report that the PDA Board’s authorization was … more
Once again, a large colony of Caspian Terns is preparing to nest at Rat Island, the small sandbar between the Fort Flagler beach campground and Indian Island. Over 700 birds were present in early … more
As a species who possesses the ability to reason, we humans still haven’t figured out how to stop creating so much non-compostable waste.  In America, with a population of 330 … more
Soccer, rugby, cricket, and so many other games I do not totally understand yet enjoy watching and would have enjoyed playing in my younger days. Well maybe not cricket. Upon reflection, I think … more
Car (Radio) Talk: There will be something missing if you buy a new Tesla or Ford or several other electric vehicles: an AM radio. BMW, Mazda, Volkswagen, Volvo, and others are also removing AM … more
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