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Does Freedom of Speech begin with or end at our flag? It’s a discussion that’s not going to go away soon—sitting/kneeling during the National Anthem. The matter involves much more than just … more
Have you tried to make an appointment with your doctor, only to be told your trusted doctor—to whom you have bared your soul, not to mention the more intimate parts of your body—doesn't have any … more
Deer: slaughter them, eat them, sympathize with them—or what? Who’s “unnatural,” they or we? I find a certain calm these days in such scenes as the above, all from my side yard Uptown. In a … more
Dana, Lill, & Dale Blankenship say hello near the Port Townsend Boat Haven more
I admit it. I click on Facebook daily. More than once a day, really.  It’s my go-to place to see photos of what friends and relatives are doing, who’s got a gripe against the world, who loves … more
I wanted a real man in my illustration above, so I chose Marshawn Lynch, a man to ride the river with, the guy you’d want next to you in a foxhole, a man who understands the realities of life. … more
Yeah, it's another cartoon that didn't make it into the "New Yorker." Obviously not what they wanted. The online rejection note that comes after the online submission urges, no, suggests is probably … more
“The personality and the ego scream, while the soul whispers.”—Anon. To what are we pledging allegiance when we stand for the playing/singing of the national anthem?  Donald Trump seems to … more
...it's in the orientation. Orientation as in, 'the house faces west,' or, where one is located on the sliding loop (which you might think of as the sliding scale between left and right wings), … more
  My favorite story in the Leader this week was about Mike and Paula MacDonald cleaning up Laurel Grove Cemetery. I mean to tell you, I know from personal experience that undertaking that kind of … more
Some are attempting to make a divisive issue of our mill, which long has been a symbol of community unity.  It was the summer of 1945. I was 16. I applied for full-time work at the local paper … more
A critic of mine (Justin) wrote the other day: “The notion that humans cause climate change is ridiculous. Anyone familiar with history of the Earth knows that the Earth has undergone multiple … more
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