Tom's blog: words from a 90-year resident
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. . . missing from the whaling blog I posted just before this one was the intended main photo. So much for good intentions of using multiple photos. I'll try again in a subsequent blog with a … more
The Leader’s new version of its on-line edition gives me the opportunity to search out some of my earlier blogs. This one was always one of my historical favorites (posted in 2012)—and as I wrote … more
History pops up in many forms. The above are just a couple of envelopes from the early 1890s that I salvaged from somewhere probably around 55 years ago (along with their contents). In that 1890s … more
I see pictured above a ploy for winning the support of military veterans who have served under this flag, along with their families and friends. Donald actually displayed his true colors—more … more
In an effort to iron out the wrinkles in my grasp of ever-advancing digital technology, I’m taking another stab here at getting posted the photo meant to accompany my March blog. I have changed the … more
In this Leader photo from 46 years ago, the late Mary T. McQuillen of Port Townsend performs the Thunderbird dance in front of the ancient native canoe at Point Hudson. Looking on are children … more
This is Port Townsend’s city hall in its original form, referred to as under construction in 1891 in my recent blog on prostitution. This photograph, obviously was taken immediately after the … more
“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”—George Orwell. It appears a political revolution by American voters in 2020 is needed to spare our society from the … more
I again am testing blog-posting procedure on the upgraded version of If the intended illustration here does not post, I will be able to neither replace it nor delete the … more
“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit. Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”—Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám … more
This is merely a brief test blog to see if I have properly followed posting instructions for the upgraded version of the Leader on line— My main concern is attachment of an … more
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Arizona’s southern Sonora Desert is like a war zone, bodies falling by the hundreds, leaving families back home to mourn missing loved ones. The dying part, however, is all one-sided—ironically, by those struggling to participate in the American dream, which itself is fast becoming more myth than reality. more
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