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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
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
Our Washington State legislators are currently considering a package of bills aimed at reducing mass evictions and homelessness when the eviction moratorium is lifted (now set for June 30), and … more
Being a grandparent can keep you young. It can also introduce you to some delightful TV during the pandemic.  Which is what we experienced recently after being fully vaccinated and visiting … more
Happy green beer day! That is, happy Saint Patrick’s Day.  The wearing of the “green” seems to be coinciding with the “greening” of the flowers and trees soon … more
March is a great time to prepare blueberry plants for a successful season. Blueberries are members of the genus Vaccinium, related to the rhododendron and azalea. With more than 35 species native … more
We are now over two weeks past our second shot of Moderna so we are verging on being immune. Just think if you had seen that written down somewhere about 18 months ago! What would it have … more
Eighty-one businesses have now signed up for the “Love Where You Live—Port Townsend” marketing campaign which increases visibility for historic districts’ businesses, in … more
SF comic Steven Pearl, using a Myron Cohen geezer voice: “Why, when I was a boy, we didn’t HAVE MTV, dammit. We had to take DRUGS.. and go to CONCERTS!”  Proof we’re … more
Many people don’t follow recipes.  I understand, I’m an intuitive cook who goes with the flow of what I have and what I know. Yet, while I may not follow recipes to the letter, I … more
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