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In a 1973 interview with film critic Gene Siskel for the Chicago Tribune, French film director Francois Truffaut famously asserted that even films which claim to be “anti-war” instead … more
Good news update from last week’s trip to Sunriver! BJ and I went to lunch in Sisters, Oregon and I got a haircut at the “Outlaws Barber Shop.” Better news is that they give … more
Perhaps the most authentically “Star Wars” aspect of “The Rise of Skywalker” is that it works far better than it has any right to. Speaking as a lifelong “Star … more
In Jefferson County, there are places to purchase ammunition, gun cleaning supplies and some accessories at general stores like Henery Hardware or Olympic Equipment Rental in Port Hadlock. We have a … more
Resolutions, Schmezolutions. Tony Burman, columnist at Canada’s largest daily, the Toronto Star, has a much better idea than offloading a clichéd list of New Year’s resolutions. … more
You have done it, too. There are those minor crises in life we avoid one way or another, by action or dumb luck. At least we think they might be crises but they really are not. For example: I … more
Several readers have taken us to task for last week’s report on the death of Warren Shelley-Rose, the 41-year-old man reported missing Dec. 28 and then found dead Dec. 29 on the bluffs off … more
The holidays are almost over and with some luck your Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and other celebrations set you up to have a great new year. In the words of Barbara Walters or Elizabeth Vargas, … more
Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella “A Christmas Carol” was intended, at least in part, to serve as a constructive critique of how Christmas is celebrated, so it’s perhaps ironic … more
Here’s our annual Clark Griswold Award. Ho ho ho! Griswold, you may recall, was the feckless suburbanite Chevy Chase played in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” … more
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