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It’s time once again for the annual onslaught of preternaturally annoying Christmas TV commercials. Like those perennials with new cars and trucks wrapped in huge red bows. Surprise! This … more
Last week the days were cold, clear and beautiful. As far as I am concerned, all winter could be like that. In a conversation with an old friend in Kansas City, he noted seven days of snow and freezing temperatures made him yearn for “global warming” instead of “climate change.” more
This is the time of year when the holiday lights attempt to drive out the gray of our winters. At least for a while, they succeed. There are lights going up all over town with even some … more
I admit it. I enjoy a good gladiator show. That’s why I watch the Seattle Seahawks each week. This Sunday, our beloved local mesomorphs will enter the arena along with the San Francisco 49ers for what Anthony Burgess called “the old ultra-violence” in “A Clockwork Orange.” more
This seems to be the season for grandson visits, particularly the younger ones. more
Have you ever wanted to solve a murder mystery and enjoy a delicious catered dinner at the same time? Perhaps with co-workers or good friends to begin December’s holiday celebrations? more
Happy Thanksgiving! May your conversations over succulent turkey, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce settle all the religious, political and family differences of these times. I had the … more
The holiday season is starting to look like the election season. It starts early and seems to never end. You have probably noted the “Black Friday” retail sales events, which used to be … more
I once did a radio show in the San Francisco Bay Area called “Bill Mann and His Short Attention Span.” Herewith is further proof: — Locker Up: Oddball sight of the week: A guy shaving in a … more
Finally, the election is over. You probably can’t wait until the presidential election a couple of years from now gets geared up. I’m sorry, I think it is already in high gear. Some time ago, … more
As the coach for the Port Townsend High School cross country team, I write weekly updates for the Leader. I have found this to be a frustrating experience. Initially, my write-ups were reconstructed … more
We are aware of the rapid increase of the deer population in our town. Sadly, it is to their detriment. Many appear to be underfed, unhealthy looking, and it is sad to see them and their young … more
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