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Before returning home to the Olympic Peninsula for the long days of summer, I pause to reflect on my two-month sojourn in the northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho.  Just this week, the mercury … more
I don’t really have much sympathy for the horde descending on the Olympic Peninsula almost every weekend from May 1 through Labor Day.  Hey, even though it must be tough to wait in … more
When the temperature hits 70, many in Port Townsend start complaining about the heat. I’m one of them. A year ago, when we had an unprecedented heat wave and Seattle hit an all-time high of … more
In February, my fiancé and I took off from Port Townsend with our bicycles and a plan to tour nine countries across Europe.  For months leading up to our trip, we compiled a wish list … more
Gone are the days when a dude with a cart yowls, “Rags, Ashes, Glass!” while passing by dwellings at the crack of dawn.  Now, it’s as if we need a doctorate’s degree … more
Hope all you fathers reading this had a really nice Father’s Day.  If you got a tie, your kids are out of touch. If you got a phone call or more, you are amongst the blessed … more
I harvested overwintered broccoli leaves from the garden and wondered how they’d turn out if blanched for an antipasto salad. The technique worked, so I began blanching kale, collards, chard, … more
Ah, yes, back into a routine at the Port Ludlow Community Center, also known as Active Life Physical Therapy.  When one has a regular schedule of appointments for some PT help one can bet … more
Ferns are among the earliest land plants, with the oldest fossils dating back about 375 million years. Today’s ferns — an estimated 12,000 species around the world — link directly … more
Iris, the Greek goddess of rainbows, lacked her usual vim and vigor.  She’d put on a few pounds, so went on the trendy “Rainbow Diet.” It supplies lots of fiber, prebiotics, … more
One of my favorite items in the Leader each week are the police and sheriff’s logs. But if you think we have oddball, bizarre behavior around here that challenges law enforcement, consider … more
Now, when I get together with friends, I can join with the sub-group of folks who have one of those new turbo-powered titanium hips.  Many now have the ceramic-lined socket into which the hip … more
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