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I’m sitting in a hockey arena in Montreal, in The Eagles’ dressing room.  It’s the group’s first tour. I have my reporter’s notebook, getting ready to interview … more
At the end of last week’s column I included a quote about “risk-taking.” The other day a squirrel in the path of my car and a car approaching from the other direction took a big … more
I haven’t had the courage to swing by my great-great-grandfather’s grave on the west side of Port Townsend lately. I fear I’ll discover him spinning in his grave to learn his … more
There are several interrelated topics to cover this week, so stay awake! It starts with the “Mad Hatter Gala” put on by the Port Townsend Rotary Club and the peer pressure exerted by … more
We were part of the “sell-out” crowd for the opening night performance of “No Crime Like the Present” by the Ludlow Village Players. The play is a comedy with some corny … more
You probably knew that Jefferson County has the state’s highest median age. What we oldsters badly need (even more than oatmeal) is a sense of humor.  Trust me on this...joking around … more
Items of interest this week include a seminar on “Ending of Life Planning”, the pending water surcharge by Olympic Water and Sewer, emergency preparedness for the impending earthquake, … more
Last week was Pi Day, March 14. When you represent it as the month, (3), and the day, (14), it is 3.14. Pi is the symbol in the Greek alphabet used by mathematicians to represent the ratio of a … more
• Drug deal: Looking for just the right name for that expected baby or grandbaby? Big Pharma is here to help! Any of these drug names I’ve collected from recent DTC (Direct-to-Consumer) … more
Spring is here and last weekend you probably moved at least one clock in your home or car ahead one hour to participate in Daylight Saving Time. Harry Truman once said, “Daylight Saving Time, a … more
A few weeks ago, I related a story about BJ buying things at charity auctions. Last fall she bought a particularly interesting item benefiting the Peninsula Support Organization. The item was … more
Located on Madrona Hill in Fort Worden, the brick tower resembling a rook from a giant chess set has a long and storied past. The story starts in 1886, when John B. Alexander, who was rector of … more
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