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Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye, even for the pups.  Celebrating our last Read to Rover session at Salish Coast Elementary this past week was bittersweet. Our dog teams are off for … more
When I read the names of some of the children murdered at Robb Elementary in Ulvade, Texas on Tuesday, May 24 I see the faces of many beautiful students whose lives were cut short before they had a … more
A volunteer stands near the entrance to the Saturday market in Uptown Port Townsend and asks, “Would you like to sign our petition to put universal healthcare on the ballot in Washington … more
This may be just the old guy rant of the week, but I’m continually annoyed by employees at businesses who don’t hold up their end of the deal about returning calls, and then can’t … 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
Sunday, June 12, is Race Amity Day: A day to reflect on the need to reach out to the many diverse races and people in our very divided nation.  Today our nation, society, and government may … more
I am a former Chimacum School Board director, serving two terms from 2013 to 2021. Over my years on the board, I had the pleasure of working with a number of remarkable student directors. The two … more
On June 11 at 1 p.m., there we be a rededication ceremony for a new plaque at the Marvin Shields Memorial located on Sims Way.  The original bronze plaque noting Marvin Shield’s Medal … more
I find the misguided efforts to save non-native trees like the trashy Lombardy poplar almost humorous.  We live in a part of the world that is dominated by some of the most beautiful trees in … more
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