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“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”—George Orwell. It appears a political revolution by American voters in 2020 is needed to spare our society from the … more
I again am testing blog-posting procedure on the upgraded version of ptleader.com. If the intended illustration here does not post, I will be able to neither replace it nor delete the … more
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit. Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”—Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám … more
This is merely a brief test blog to see if I have properly followed posting instructions for the upgraded version of the Leader on line—ptleader.com. My main concern is attachment of an … more
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Arizona’s southern Sonora Desert is like a war zone, bodies falling by the hundreds, leaving families back home to mourn missing loved ones. The dying part, however, is all one-sided—ironically, by those struggling to participate in the American dream, which itself is fast becoming more myth than reality. more
Ever the statesman, presidential (and believing himself worthy of the Nobel peace prize), Donald continues to whine, brag, lie and cajole at every opportunity. He obviously has anointed himself as a … more
A view from the grass roots . . . If you watched the insipid State of the Union speech last week, did you notice that Donald didn’t have anything at all to say about global warming/climate … more
Blackface and Klan Halloween costumes in 1984: A common kneejerk excuse is, "Well, that was SO long ago, they didn’t really know any better." more
From a Jan. 27 article by the editorial board of The Washington Post: “A few weeks ago, federal prosecutors in Arizona secured a conviction against four humanitarian aid workers who left water … more
I’ve lived in Port Townsend for 90 years and haven’t missed an election since I first cast a ballot after I turned 21 early in 1950. I voted absentee while in uniform during the Korean … more
I spent some student years scribbling longhand before taking up typing in 1944 at PTHS I’ve spent the major portion of the intervening 75 years composing at a keyboard, basically … more
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Blogging has remained difficult during some 8 weeks of the upgrading project on ptleader.com. I did post a trial one some two weeks ago. It made it, but without its introductory photos—or any … more
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