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If there is one proof of the essential goodness of people, it is how they help those in crisis. Through the recent snow, many people from our town saw each other’s vulnerability and helped by shoveling walks, buying food and checking to see how their neighbors were. Our neighbors also recognized that people who live in Port Townsend without homes are among the most vulnerable.   more
Port Townsend a sanctuary city? How did this happen, and when? more
In a few weeks, Congress will be voting, by a simple up or down vote, on Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or NAFTA 2.0. more
We are facing a looming environmental catastrophe in climate change. The U.S. National Climate Assessment and U.N. Climate Report give us just 12 years to radically transform our fossil fuel-based economy to one of clean alternatives or face dire consequences in dramatic alteration of our environment. more
Wow, it was a tough weather week around here. I know some folks in Sequim and Port Angeles had a lot of fun trying to get out of their driveway let alone out of town. Can we say “going stir … more
We’ve had more snow around here lately than in many years. Stores closed, no mail, etc. But, as my wife keeps pointing out, it’s nothing compared to what we dealt with when we lived in … more
Resiliency is a word that is increasingly on people’s minds. During the past decade, authors such as Charles Eisenstein, … more
Port Townsend and Jefferson County put more resources into helping the homeless than many surrounding areas. They’re not always enough. A 56-year-old woman died last week and hypothermia was … more
I fell in love with my first and only husband back in high school, but he was going with another girl. After we both graduated, I went off to Bard College, and one summer before I was going to leave … more
For the sake of the Venezuelan people, the region and the principle of national sovereignty, the United States must stop efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of Venezuela and should … more
Wishing Mindy Walker all the best in her newly elected position as Jefferson County District Court Judge. I appreciated Walker’s comments in The Leader on Jan. 23 addressing “ … … more
Almost 4 million new jobs have been created since the presidential election. More Americans are employed than ever recorded before in our history. The administration has created more than 400,000 … more
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