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It was a weekend still being influenced by CDC and state guidelines on travel.  So, why not take a little trip?  BJ kept track of whether I had a mask on or not and I drove! The … more
Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and a game-changer. It would … more
Ah, to finally be fully vaxxed. Mirabile dictu! It’s like, well, coming out of quarantine. A town like PT with so many seniors and thus so many fully vaccinated — 75 percent —is … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
The ordinary-extraordinary egg — I took eggs for granted until we kept chickens.  We purchased our first flock in 2003, when we lived off the grid on the Eaglemount. My young son and I … more
The 2018 greenhouse gas emission inventory for Jefferson County attributes 66 percent of all in-county greenhouse gas (or carbon, for short) emissions to transportation.  The vast majority of … more
When I moved to Quilcene in the late 1990s, talk in The Leader and at the post office revolved around a few predictable topics: spotted owl, growth management and the Hadlock sewer. Our historic … more
After a routine visit to the recycling center and a fruitless stop at the Village Store to pick up another losing Powerball ticket, I came back home to see a fellow not known to me standing in the … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
A year ago, you were planning for an end-of-season ski trip or a cruise in the Mediterranean or a week in Mexico or a summer vacation in Whistler.  For most of us that didn’t work out … more
It’s Sunday morning, 7 a.m., the kitchen’s quiet except for the faint hum of frog song from the meadow.  I’m counting out level teaspoons of Irish breakfast tea; it’s … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
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