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Good pruning is both art and science. According to WSU Extension, “The science of pruning a tree means being aware of how light affects its growth, and how its structure develops over time. The … more
In the last years of his life, screen icon George C. Scott worked almost exclusively in made-for-TV movies, a format generally considered inferior to theatrical films but far more prestigious than … more
What are you doing to pass the time during your pandemic imposed “staycation” at or near home?  The boredom, frustration and mild depression resulting from the annoyance and … more
Just to top it all off, on top of a global pandemic and increasing efforts to achieve racial justice, we still have a climate emergency that we have been, for the most part, ignoring for the past 30 … more
By at least some metrics I am a “car guy.” I have read several car related books such as “Go Like Hell” by A.J. Baime, the book upon which the recent movie “Ford Versus … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Comedians as source material: A reader asks why I quote so many comics here. It’s partly because they usually have better material than I can write, partly because I’ve followed a few of … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Thank goodness the eviction moratorium is extended. Washington state’s eviction moratorium has been in place since the beginning of the stay-at-home order, and has been extended two times; … more
The nice weather facilitated finding several things to do in this new normal we live in. We were able to stay far enough from other people and wear one of those delightful masks when … more
The directorial debut of one of Hollywood’s greatest screenwriters, starring arguably the greatest stand-up comedian of all time, that boldly and authentically tackles issues of poverty, … more
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