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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
Congratulations to the Leader on the great re-vamp of its on-line edition. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity, via this blog feature, to maintain an active association with this exemplary … more
I’m skipping Donald Trump with my photos here today. HIs mean, twisted, hooded-eye countenance and wide-open raving mouth offer little new day after day, week after week . . . So I’m going with a … more
I’m happy, of course, that Democrats took over the U. S. House of Representatives—but saddened that the voting public didn’t complete the job by also flipping the U. S. Senate. However, in this … more
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