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Why wear one of those masks covering your nose and face? Heck, they are inconvenient and until recently were not readily available. They hide the mouth so well you can’t really see whether … more
People across the country are talking about race, and we should be. Individuals, organizations, and governments are being called on to better understand and overcome the forces that make racism a … more
More of my Things to Do In Port Townsend, the COVID-19 edition:  - Go down to North Beach and recall back when big cruise ships used to sail by.  - While there, look longingly at … more
To celebrate Father’s Day I hope you were able to escape the news. I have a few suggestions for you but getting out of the funk of cabin fever is really up to you.  BJ and I headed to … more
I read with deep sadness the story about Undersheriff Andy Pernsteiner’s daughter.  Deep sadness because I know Pernsteiner; I have had several encounters with him over the 15 years … more
What is the role of rural communities in this era of social change and upheaval, much of which is unfolding in major urban centers? We experienced the first escalating protest here in Jefferson … more
I grew up in Port Townsend in the 1980s and ‘90s and moved back in my 30’s to raise a family. I am white, and I was taught by my well-meaning white liberal parents that the path to … more
An effort is afoot to bring an ancient Athenian democratic process to Washington State – a Citizen’s Assembly, where a representative group of randomly chosen Washington State residents … more
The coronavirus came, and then the “lockdown” with the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Gov. Inslee, and the “CARES” Act came to being. We stayed home all … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, addressing the clueless maskless: “Health-care workers wear masks for five-plus hours nonstop. You can wear one for 45 minutes.” Jefferson County Public Health … more
Friends, as I alluded to in last week’s column, finding something locally interesting, at least to me, to write about has been challenging.  Last week, I highlighted the Rotary … more
You saw them over Memorial Day last weekend. We didn’t break the “social distancing” rules, at least not much. For the folks putting up the flags many of you subscribe to in Port … more
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