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Perhaps it can be said that the one silver lining of COVID-19 is that we are driving less and therefore sending less carbon into the environment. Here in our county 66 percent of our carbon emissions … more
Reader alert. This week’s column is full of family, basketball and some of my personal biases, some of which were challenged last Saturday and are herein embellished. You are now fairly … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
I am spending the winter exercising my muscles of gratitude. Sometime later this year, I will hug an old friend. I will welcome in a houseguest.  I will join a group in open song. I will … more
Regular readers of this column know that during this pandemic I have struggled each week to search out and document highlights in this space. Regular readers also know that I can and will take … more
— From NPR’S witty “Says You,” which, pre-pandemic, would make an annual visit to Chimacum High from the East Coast to do shows, comes this funny sign, supposedly from a … more
Last year wasn’t just another year. It was a year of universal disruption, incredible pain and challenge, and remarkable resilience and cooperation.  A year of minimal silver linings … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
In February, I set time aside to delve into African American history.  Often, it’s harrowing, like last year reading “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson.  But I take it up … more
Yes, it snowed here in Port Ludlow last weekend and a beautiful snow it was. BJ and I went for a short walk culminating in an attempt to throw snowballs at the Drapers’ front windows. I did put … more
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Emily Dickinson saved seeds “in homes of paper until the sun calls them.”  For the 19th century poet, these seeds were collected from last year’s garden, received from … more
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