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We’ve done it again: celebrated, sanitized and censored Martin Luther King Jr. by omitting his crucial wisdom. As King said, “In the end, we will not so much remember the words of our enemies as the silence of our friends — silence is betrayal.” more
Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall” says it best: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, / That wants it down.” more
I hope all voters will vote yes on the upcoming fire annexation. more
According to state law, East Jefferson Fire Rescue is a junior taxing district. The maximum it can charge for emergency medical services is 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value and $1.50 per $1,000 for fire service. more
A heartwarming column seems appropriate for the month of February, so I’m going to share a story of inspiration, connection and community in which a big-hearted family has teamed up for the love of the land and wildlife. more
Recently I received more evidence of the “help others” spirit prevailing in this area. Peter Joseph sent me the following email which I could have edited but figured I could not have said it better: more
Like many in Port Townsend, as the locals say, we get out of Dodge every winter. We’re just back from paradisiacal Sonoma County after a month away. more
My career in the fire service began humbly more than 30 years ago. I started as a high school intern and progressed to volunteer and then career firefighter. For the past 17 years, I have been one of your elected fire commissioners. more
Port Townsend citizens are very fortunate. We are served by the highly dedicated and experienced first responders of East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR). The city of Port Townsend has successfully … more
I’m so sad to say this: please do not vote yes for the fire annexation levy. Soon we’ll vote on a new measure for our fire and emergency medical services. We already pay a line item of … more
A topic of discussion in the 1950s was how could a highly educated industrial country like Germany welcome a person like Hitler and fascism. Sadly, I’m watching fascism being introduced in the … more
She was a very special person. I wanted to thank Port Townsend and Chimacum school districts for continuing with the Janelle Perillo traveling trophy every year. My wife and I were at her last … more
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