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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,, it's Mothers Day, and it's not raining. Absolutely nothing political about this drawing. I am, … more
   I disengaged my life from cable tv a couple of months back and the world went right on rockin’. In a matter of speaking, rockin’ is my subject today.  It’s 1 a.m. and I’m sitting … more
Australia; 12, May 2017: Advancement in technology backed by innovative ideas has transformed the way shoes look and feel these days. With a number of global companies launching a fresh set of … more
Beyond the crudeness and insensitivity of Donald Trump, I believe that my long-lasting memory of the 2016 presidential campaign will be the GOP’s all-out, unending attack on the character and … more
It's kitties. Cats. They don't like it, they wait for something better. And they'll wait some more. We kind of think we know what they prefer, but, whoa; sometimes that changes. Sometimes they want … more
April 23, 2017—“. . . in business most things don’t involve heart. In fact, in business you’re better off without it.”—Donald Trump As he continues his attempt to treat the American … more
Yes, I read the obituaries every week in the Leader. I also wrote the greater share of them over several decades of my career there on the editorial side. In the earlier of those years I knew almost … more
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