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An early coastal defense cannon is installed at Fort Worden about 1914. This photo is as good as any to illustrate how quickly history goes by, as it’s a Port Townsend event of about 108 years … more
However, as we near our annual festival, we will be worshipping a state flower that once flourished throughout the wayside but now has been plowed under by a burgeoning population. The GOP has … more
GRETA IS 19 NOW, and while she doesn’t get the headlines of an inane Donald Trump, when she speaks she has something about the world’s future that is worth listening to. On Earth Day … more
I GUESS WE’VE LOST A LOT due to the Covid pandemic since the last Port Townsend Alumni Association reunion and banquet was held in 2019. But the other day I received announcement from alumni, … more
I’m an old (93) white male who’s long been impressed by the growth of diversity in both our government and our society in general. Port Townsend has been a bit slow in diversifying … more
BUT A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK for humanity on the world-wide scene also were reported on the front page of the same daily paper (The Seattle Times) on April 9. Reminiscent of the early days of World War … more
Born Oct. 7, 1952, Vladimir Putin will turn 70 this year. Perhaps he is looking ahead to pages in the book of history on which he would be lauded as the leader who reconstituted the USSR. And who … more
PICTURED ABOVE ARE Christina Park; my great grandchildren Claire (5), Iris (1) and Simon (3); and Taylor Camfield-Bronstein. They represent the Korean and Jewish branches of my family tree for the … more
MEANWHILE, A RECENT HEADLINE (also on the Internet) read: “Russia proposes 15-year sentences and threatens 'treason charges' for telling the truth about its war crimes in Ukraine.” The … more
ONE REPLY TO JUNIOR’S COMMENTS that echoed my sentiments was:(@betty bowers) “Your stupid father was busy dismantling and undermining NATO, much to Putin's delight. All of our European … more
WE WILL NOT CONVENIENTLY FORGET during this newest war in which we are involved the years that Donald fought so hard to dump billion after billion into a useless wall with his name on it that did … more
I FOUND ON THE INTERNET a story dealing with the early stages of Putin’s War and an absence of esprit de corps on the Russian side. more
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