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Festivity filled the plaza in the Village Center last week with the first annual Christmas Tree lighting. Santa Claus showed up to give the signal to turn on the lights and the Chimacum High School … more
Director Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters” is less of a narrative film than it is a political polemic, but it is nonetheless very engaging and persuasive, with only one real flaw which … more
The holidays are upon us generating many interesting subjects for your humble columnist. The six-year-old grandson was with us for a few delightful days last week. He did all the regular stuff … more
We’re in the throes of a national epidemic of certitude, which is a good time to think about the danger of assumptions. Our brains like these mental shortcuts because they allow us to move … more
Yep, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow and many of us will sit around a big, or small, table and give thanks for many of the good spiritual, health, and material things in our lives. Many will also praise … more
Artful thoughts from a inartful mind: First, let’s examine those two newish sculptures at each end of Water Street: I’ve been looking at the newest arrival, across from the Visitors’ … more
Over the years, Thanksgiving has become prone to seemingly contradictory misfortunes. Not only has it long suffered in silence as the glossed-over holiday on the calendar, between Halloween and … more
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
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