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When Mitch McConnell is one of Republican senators up for re-election to six-year terms in 2020, he will be 78 years old. He was first elected in 1984. I don’t imagine he realizes that I, here … more
BACK TO PAUL AND THE OLD DAYS in the interests of local history. He outranked the Torka Brothers, who arrived on the scene before War I, commercialized their work heavily via picture … more
Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said of the Virginia Beach shooting: “There are things that the government can do” but that “we’re never going to protect … more
A WOMAN SHOULD BE FREE to choose motherhood on her own terms. She should not have the course of her life determined by a cabal of aging men who are totally unqualified to experience or truly … more
Some years ago, genealogical research led me to the knowledge that ships such as the Mayflower in 1620 carried a great amount of beer because it remained more pure and drinkable than water on long … more
WE HAVE ENTERED A PRELUDE TO EXTINCTION. Some guy or other on TV is always bragging about having 7 or 8 kids, it seems; and Republicans, opposing women’s reproductive freedom, are forever … more
This is a continuation of my May 17 blog, in which I mentioned both of the occasions pictured here. The era was 1964-65, and as best I can recall it was sort of “cat’s away the mice will … more
AS NEAR AS I CAN FIGURE IT, our president still can’t see the forest for the trees when it comes to the matter of tariffs. Surely he can’t just be trying to con the public with a fake, … more
IT ALL TRANSPIRED 55 YEARS AGO, so I guess I can’t get in much trouble over it now. Anyone else involved in even the … more
GLOBAL WARMING, COUPLED WITH RACISM, in my mind, is paving the way for these horsemen. The apocalypse, whether inspired by the judgment of a god or by Mother Nature, is real and it’s coming our … more
My days of anticipation of when the carnival arrived in town have long since passed, but I’ll always remember those days of my youth when Washington Street in downtown Port Townsend was closed … more
CRUELTY RULES THE ROOST—As columnist Charles M. Blow (New York Times) stated recently: “Trump elevated the coarsest constituencies of the party—the racists, the Nazis, the white … more
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