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You know winter is here because the days are wetter and shorter, although they are now on the way to getting longer. You also know it’s winter because most of the “snowbirds” have … more
You may have seen the story last week about the man who crashed a plane in Irondale and walked away with minor injuries. Been there, done that. Twice. I’m truly glad the pilot was unhurt, … more
Great and closely contested high school basketball games they were not. Last Friday’s boys game between the Chimacum Cowboys and the Klahowya Eagles was a blowout, at least the critical … more
For the past few months, I’ve been hearing from readers about their interest in the Looking Back column that has appeared in previous editions of The Leader. It’s an important part of … more
These pages each week are meant to be read with consistency. Consider a table of contents: News stories will be on the front and additional pages inside the section. Sports will be on the back cover. … more
The new year, the opportunity for you to get rudely awakened by participating in one of the several polar plunges available for the more adventurous and less temperature-sensitive folks. At least … more
It may be my favorite New Yorker cartoon, An old man is on his deathbed, surrounded by family and friends. He sits up and announces: “I wish I’d bought more crap!”   But … more
Hello, Jefferson County. I’ve been working in the background for the past two months as the interim managing editor of The Leader. Today, I can officially say the “interim” tag has … more
Happy New Year! May 2019 be the best year ever, or at least better than 2018. In my case, it would be better to have a stronger, more resilient back so I can take advantage of the free skiing … more
There are music and food and parties and gifts. In America, this is truly the time for stress and strain on the body and the wallet. It also is the time most of us receive the requests for … more
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
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