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NUMEROUS REPUBLICAN OFFICE-HOLDERS have made it clear of late that they pledge their allegiance to the Constitution of the United States rather than to Donald Trump. A notable “for … more
Sadly, I don’t have the names of any of these individuals striking a commemorative pose probably a short time before or after 1890. The McCurdy Building was erected in 1887, downtown at the … more
“THE WORLD IS WATCHING what we do here.” As usual of late, I have no proper illustration for the following without abusing The Associated Press, which is not designed for non-profit … more
“IN AN INCREDIBLE DISPLAY of utter tastelessness, Donald Trump Jr. insisted in a rage-filled video on social media . . . that the Uvalde mass shooter could have killed 19 children with a … more
I WONDER HOW MUCH LARGER it would have gotten over the past 130 years or so. And how tall was this tree? As is occasionally the case I had no corresponding photo to go with the following blog I … more
An early coastal defense cannon is installed at Fort Worden about 1914. This photo is as good as any to illustrate how quickly history goes by, as it’s a Port Townsend event of about 108 years … more
However, as we near our annual festival, we will be worshipping a state flower that once flourished throughout the wayside but now has been plowed under by a burgeoning population. The GOP has … more
GRETA IS 19 NOW, and while she doesn’t get the headlines of an inane Donald Trump, when she speaks she has something about the world’s future that is worth listening to. On Earth Day … more
I GUESS WE’VE LOST A LOT due to the Covid pandemic since the last Port Townsend Alumni Association reunion and banquet was held in 2019. But the other day I received announcement from alumni, … more
I’m an old (93) white male who’s long been impressed by the growth of diversity in both our government and our society in general. Port Townsend has been a bit slow in diversifying … more
BUT A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK for humanity on the world-wide scene also were reported on the front page of the same daily paper (The Seattle Times) on April 9. Reminiscent of the early days of World War … more
Born Oct. 7, 1952, Vladimir Putin will turn 70 this year. Perhaps he is looking ahead to pages in the book of history on which he would be lauded as the leader who reconstituted the USSR. And who … more
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