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Donald Trump has been unable to lie his way to control of a Free Press through the uneducated over-use of short near-illiterate jabs via social media and rabble-rousing pep rallies—and control … more
Deer have grown to like and trust us, it seems. This fawn later was moved to a more secluded spot. We’ve lived quite a while in the same house on an oversized. well-hedged lot … more
“COUPLE OF,” AS ABOVE, IS ANOTHER source of some argument. A for-instance is the writer of a fiction book under the Tom Clancy name that I recently read. He writes about “a … more
IN THE MEANTIME, young-enough President Biden, who will reach my age in about 14 years, seems to be doing fairly well with the American public—despite a conservative Supreme Court, a GOP House … more
DIES YOUNG, DIES HORRIBLY—The death occurred in the Fulton County jail ini Atlanta, Georgia, where Thompson was eaten alive by bedbugs and perhaps other insects, according to family attorney … more
MORE ABOUT RACISM (and a surviving Free Press)—The Seattle Times reported late last week that “a county commissioner in far southeast Oklahoma who was identified by s local newspaper as … more
I see no sense in dismissing history with a little red cap and proclaiming some vague moment in the past for America’s ”greatness” that we should strive to re-achieve. … more
SO ONCE AGAIN I ILLUSTRATE with my hapless great grandchildren—from left Claire, Iris and Simon Camfield-Bronstein. They will have little to do with creation of the near future of the early … more
THE CLAIM ABOVE, OF COURSE, IS STARKLY AT ODDS, “not only with the history of westward expansion but with the history of Florida; thousands of Native Americans were forcibly relocated from the … more
AND I NOTICED A HEADLINE on page one of The Seattle Times the other morning that read: “Students of color now the majority in Washington Public Schools.” Simon also fills the bill in that … more
I like the way the rainbow above ends aboard the local ferry chugging to or from its berth . . . and the calm manner in which the local gull poses for the photo. MEANWHILE, models predict that … more
So here we are in 2023—Ukraine in a shambles as Putin sits uncaring at the head of an ill-informed and incompetent Russian military, bombarding civilian targets in Ukraine in the dead of an icy … more
And please, if you insist on telling me how Port Townsend “used to be,” consider that I can recall snow in the backyard up on Willow St. back in the winter of 1932-’33. In the fall … more
It will have been 8 years or so since a majority vote of the public first escaped his grasp, as Trump the other day prematurely announced his third shot at the presidency, via the 2024 … more
THE .45 PISTOLS ABOVE were featured in an on-line ad that begins: “The ‘Keep America ‘Great’ (KAG) Trump 1911 features the President’s 2020 campaign model engraved on … more
“I WILL NOT STAND BY AND WATCH. I will not let the will of the American people be overturned by wild conspiracy theories and baseless evidence-free claims and fraud. I will not stand by and … more
COMMON SENSE ALONE MAKES IT OBVIOUS that Second Amendment conservatives make it up as they go—praising guns out one side of their mouth . . . then deploring them with totally untrue innuendo … more
"Mitch McConnell is not an Opposition Leader, he is a pawn for the Democrats to get whatever they want," Trump said in a statement last week. "He is afraid of them, and will not do … more
BIDEN AND HIS SUPPORTERS also refer to the Inflation reduction Act as the biggest step forward on climate ever.” it comes after four years of unchecked destruction of earth, air and … more
Elizabeth Cheney has been the U.S. representative for Wyoming's at-large congressional district since 2017. She chaired the House Republican Conference, the third-highest position in the House … more
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