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“Time to ditch the COVID masks in San Francisco.”  That was the title of a recent, probably controversial piece by my former Bay Area newspaper colleague C.W. Nevius, who, it must … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
I’ve got two juicy rhizomes on my cutting board. You’d recognize the ginger, but did you know fresh turmeric is also locally available? It’s a treat to cook with these ingredients … more
Swiss chard isn’t Swiss at all but a native of Sicily! It’s related to the beet, and in the Amaranth family. In France, the stems are coveted while they feed the greens to the chickens, … more
“May, and after a rainy spring We walk streets gallant with rhododendrons.”   – Poet Alicia Suskin Ostriker The name Rhododendron derives from the Greek rhodon (rose) … more
Sports are the news items of the day. Well, except for that Ukraine thing.  There are the predictable “feel-good” stories coming out of the Olympics currently highlighted, for me, … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
If you are a columnist producing this weekly local news(?) column focused on Port Ludlow and/or Eastern Jefferson County, what do you do if you can’t figure out what to write about?  It … more
Doctor Bill’s laff clinic starts with these definitions:  Terminal illness: Getting sick at the airport. Node: I knew it. Impotent: Distinguished, well-known. Cauterize: Made … more
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As you’ve probably noticed, Housing Solutions Network has launched a county-wide campaign to encourage and support people with housing resources to “share our spaces” so the whole … more
If you are 4-foot-5, can you make a living playing basketball?  Last Saturday BJ and I went with our children and their families to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Climate Pledge Arena in … more
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