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OTHERS HAVE NO RIGHT to dictate my religion. First Amendment, U. S. Constitution, adopted Dec. 15, 1791—“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or … more
MY CLOSENESS TO LINCOLN— The next time some Tea Party sort blathers inanely about Abraham Lincoln having been the first Republican president, I hope someone calls him or her out with the … more
TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY I know some readers gnash their teeth in frustration, being Trump supporters unable to refute my comments. The evidence is on my side, for instance, when I say: … more
P. T.’s killer editor My first book of local history in 2000 now is finally “out of print” with no surviving files from which to reprint, so I will occasionally be reviving abbreviated … more
The other day, a gunman slaughtered 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand. Hatred for “invaders” was proclaimed in a white-power manifesto accompanying livestream of the murders on Facebook. … more
. . . missing from the whaling blog I posted just before this one was the intended main photo. So much for good intentions of using multiple photos. I'll try again in a subsequent blog with a … more
The Leader’s new version of its on-line edition gives me the opportunity to search out some of my earlier blogs. This one was always one of my historical favorites (posted in 2012)—and as I wrote … more
History pops up in many forms. The above are just a couple of envelopes from the early 1890s that I salvaged from somewhere probably around 55 years ago (along with their contents). In that 1890s … more
I see pictured above a ploy for winning the support of military veterans who have served under this flag, along with their families and friends. Donald actually displayed his true colors—more … more
In an effort to iron out the wrinkles in my grasp of ever-advancing digital technology, I’m taking another stab here at getting posted the photo meant to accompany my March blog. I have changed the … more
In this Leader photo from 46 years ago, the late Mary T. McQuillen of Port Townsend performs the Thunderbird dance in front of the ancient native canoe at Point Hudson. Looking on are children … more
This is Port Townsend’s city hall in its original form, referred to as under construction in 1891 in my recent blog on prostitution. This photograph, obviously was taken immediately after the … more
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