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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
Wow, it was a tough weather week around here. I know some folks in Sequim and Port Angeles had a lot of fun trying to get out of their driveway let alone out of town. Can we say “going stir … more
We’ve had more snow around here lately than in many years. Stores closed, no mail, etc. But, as my wife keeps pointing out, it’s nothing compared to what we dealt with when we lived in … more
Virgil said we should “look with favour upon a bold beginning.” Last week was not the beginning of winter, but it sure was bold with wind, snow, cold and some widespread irritation of … more
A heartwarming column seems appropriate for the month of February, so I’m going to share a story of inspiration, connection and community in which a big-hearted family has teamed up for the love of the land and wildlife. more
Recently I received more evidence of the “help others” spirit prevailing in this area. Peter Joseph sent me the following email which I could have edited but figured I could not have said it better: more
Like many in Port Townsend, as the locals say, we get out of Dodge every winter. We’re just back from paradisiacal Sonoma County after a month away. more
A couple of grandsons can cause a lot of activity in just a short holiday weekend. The schools were closed to celebrate the birthday and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., so our daughter … more
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