Tom's blog: words from a 90-year resident
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From a Jan. 27 article by the editorial board of The Washington Post: “A few weeks ago, federal prosecutors in Arizona secured a conviction against four humanitarian aid workers who left water … more
I’ve lived in Port Townsend for 90 years and haven’t missed an election since I first cast a ballot after I turned 21 early in 1950. I voted absentee while in uniform during the Korean … more
I spent some student years scribbling longhand before taking up typing in 1944 at PTHS I’ve spent the major portion of the intervening 75 years composing at a keyboard, basically … more
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Blogging has remained difficult during some 8 weeks of the upgrading project on I did post a trial one some two weeks ago. It made it, but without its introductory photos—or any … more
Congratulations to the Leader on the great re-vamp of its on-line edition. I am particularly grateful for the opportunity, via this blog feature, to maintain an active association with this exemplary … more
I’m skipping Donald Trump with my photos here today. HIs mean, twisted, hooded-eye countenance and wide-open raving mouth offer little new day after day, week after week . . . So I’m going with a … more
I’m happy, of course, that Democrats took over the U. S. House of Representatives—but saddened that the voting public didn’t complete the job by also flipping the U. S. Senate. However, in this … more
 Drawn-out agony, slow death—starvation, cholera—childhood in Yemen is pure hell. While here in the U. S., the president wallows in militant self-glorification, devoting most of his time to … more
“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”—Isaac Asimov The important thing at the moment around the Trump household seems to be that Donald has his name welded to 2.25 miles of … more
“The President of the United States openly identifies himself as a nationalist, calls for the jailing of his political opponents, attacks the press and cozies up to dictators, while Republicans in … more
Irritation of the sciatic nerve causes pain in the lower portion of the body. This pain is termed as sciatica pain. Sciatica pain usually starts from the lumbar area of the body (lower back portion) … more
Another day, another broken promise (and more lies) from Donald Trump. “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the caldron boil and bake. Eye … more
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