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A few of these former classmates I see just every 70 years . . . The 70th anniversary class of 1947 was no place for insurance actuaries June 10 during the annual Port Townsend High School alumni … more
Despite being less than, but very close to a mile from the epicenter, neither Trish nor I felt the Thursday evening earthquake. We heard about it. It was, almost immediately, on the local TV news. … more
Those among us who have been objecting to the noise of aircraft from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station—Did you you happen to read in the Seattle Times a week or so ago about the nuclear-powered … more
One of my favorite activities these days is to settle into my recliner with a warm blanket and watch an hour or two of people struggling to stay warm and stay fed in the wilds of Alaska. I … more
...good. I'm not sure anyone has said this and meant it. I'm thinking of several instances when "It's all good" was a response to a situation that, clearly, wasn't. No, I don't think Cody really … more
What is it that really worries Donald Trump about the investigation into his ties with Russia? And why is he forever speaking favorably of Russia and of Putin? Does some sort of back-channel … more
I haven’t had liver and onions in a long time, but tonight I fixed it for dinner. It makes my daughter gag. She told me that when she first started waitressing (in the 90s), an old guy came in and … more
For a brief few hours each year my mind takes me back to a re-blooming of that ambience that never dies, those carefree salad days that centered on Port Townsend High School. For a brief interlude, … more
Dystopian—referring to a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. I wrote this blog six or seven weeks ago, but it got “bumped” as … more
I remember rolling around in the dirt alongside lower F Street with Jimmy Minish back in the fall of 1935. We walked up to Lincoln School together. He was a small kid, but muscular even then—and he … more
Besides the obits, I always check out the ‘Looking Back’ picture and column each week in the Leader. I’m especially pleased when I read or see photos of people I know and places I’m familiar … more
...this guy tries to repeat the magic. Okay, I spent too much time on my site, realsurfers.net, it's Mothers Day, and it's not raining. Absolutely nothing political about this drawing. I am, … more
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