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Last Saturday was a great day for those happy with second place! more
Monday, Nov. 11 was Veterans Day, known until 1954 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I. Since May of 1954 this public holiday has been known as Veterans Day to honor and recognize the service of all persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. more
The Onion had one of the funniest tabloid-type headlines ever: “Balsamic Terrorists Bomb Hidden Valley Ranch.” In a similar vein, I once did a story for the National Perspirer, er, Enquirer, titled “Your Salad Dressing Reveals Your Personality.” more
Hunters are supposed to motivate dogs. But hunting dogs can also be a source of motivation for the hunter. I was hunting with Ken, who had a well trained springer spaniel named Sunny. (All names … more
Peter, Paul and Mary lamented that they were 500 miles from home. U.S. currency officially discontinued $500 bills in 1969. It is 500 miles from Port Ludlow to Spokane, if you go through Walla Walla. … more
Our country is deeply divided and polarized. No, the issue isn’t Trump or political tribalism. It’s candy corn. Let’s, um, triangulate. You either love it or hate this … more
Many of the locals give me information about upcoming events or local organizations they believe would be appropriate for highlighting in this column. I do sincerely appreciate the input and try hard … more
The Olympic Peninsula Bluebills is a local volunteer organization loosely associated with Boeing through local retirees and others who see the good work they do and join them. This past year they … more
I recently spotted a copy editor’s nightmare — maybe one even worse than having to edit my screed: A photo in a local paper of a public-spirited bank exec giving a check to charity. Her … more
Recently there have some “op-eds” in the Seattle Times concerning the “Seattle Freeze,” the real perception that locals tend to not be as welcoming or inclusive to new … more
In election years, country music is as close as I get to advocating for a litmus test. I don’t care for parties or platforms and tribalism has little appeal. But, I doubt you can be a … more
OK, class. Put down those pencils and pens and pick up...your cell phones! It’s time for Perfesser Mann’s Insta-Guide to Social Media. You may want to take notes on that phone. Here … more
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