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The holiday season is starting to look like the election season. It starts early and seems to never end. You have probably noted the “Black Friday” retail sales events, which used to be … more
I once did a radio show in the San Francisco Bay Area called “Bill Mann and His Short Attention Span.” Herewith is further proof: — Locker Up: Oddball sight of the week: A guy shaving in a … more
Finally, the election is over. You probably can’t wait until the presidential election a couple of years from now gets geared up. I’m sorry, I think it is already in high gear. Some time ago, … more
As the coach for the Port Townsend High School cross country team, I write weekly updates for the Leader. I have found this to be a frustrating experience. Initially, my write-ups were reconstructed … more
We are aware of the rapid increase of the deer population in our town. Sadly, it is to their detriment. Many appear to be underfed, unhealthy looking, and it is sad to see them and their young … more
Patrick J. Kennedy, son of the longtime Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, stated he grew up in a home that had a bulletproof vest in every … more
Our country is deeply divided and polarized. And the reason? It comes to a head today.No, the issue isn't Trump, deficit spending or political tribalism. It's candy corn. You either love it or hate … more
Happy Halloween! May all your treats be free of tricks. BJ and I encountered Celeste Archambault down at the convenience store last week. Celeste proceeded to entertain (?) us with some of the most … more
I am an addiction medicine specialist in rural Washington. Despite serious access issues to my specialized services and the morbidity and mortality involved, I have decided to opt out of Medicare … more
I took my children and grandchildren swimming at Lake Tarboo on many summer days. I have enjoyed the false sense of being in the backwoods created by the drive from the paved highway on the gravel … more
This letter is to celebrate the way music gives our lives meaning and embraces beauty amid all the turmoil in our present world.One of the reasons I keep playing songs from Broadway is to keep the … more
Re: North Olympic Orca Pod stages 'die in' (Leader, Oct. 24, page A16) This is such nonsense! Everything born has a lifespan. Humans and animals die of old age, still birth, and some have what is … more
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