Bertha Cooper

Think About It: We had to fight, we had to win

June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, brought together leaders of the United States and European nations to commemorate the sacrifices… Continue reading

 

Think About It: Leading from the dark side of the moon

Did you miss me? Not really? Even so now that you know, you might be interested in where I’ve been. I paused to take on… Continue reading

 

Think About It: 5G whiz!?

A couple of weeks ago, we took our car to Lynnwood for its well-car checkup and big-mile maintenance. In fact, it was so big the… Continue reading

 

Think About It: My take on thinking

The most offered advice we receive nowadays is to stop thinking. We are advised by religious leaders, gurus, yoga instructors and other wise spiritual leaders… Continue reading

Think About It: Gut punch to our health care

Sometimes I think that we who flee to the comforts of political sides do so because we don’t have the time, energy and inclination to… Continue reading

Think About It: Land use is the people’s work

We learned during the government shutdown that 40 percent of Americans have an average of $400 in the bank and live paycheck to paycheck. From… Continue reading

Think About It: Power circuits interrupt us

Poor president. He’s having a hard time getting his way. He’s having to work the angles extra hard to find a way through this thorny… Continue reading

Think About It: The sound of silence

At first, I thought the greyness I felt was January, the dead of winter, the greyness of the sky, the straw-colored landscape and the still… Continue reading

Think About It: Lucy has the football

Most of us remember the comic “Peanuts” created by Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000). For those that don’t, and I can’t imagine there are many of… Continue reading

Think About It: Bowled over

I am not someone anyone could possibly call a football fan, but I am a football loyalist. By that I mean I root for and… Continue reading

Think About It: Happy New Year … or not

I am mustering up good will for the new year. Yes, that’s the word that comes to mind: “mustering.” The verb mustering, as defined by… Continue reading

Think About It: Christmas for creatures

Little is known about creatures’ Christmases. Years of observations have led me to the conclusion that creatures do indeed celebrate Christmas. There is no special… Continue reading

Think About It: Light, dark sides of giving

I thought I’d better write this column early in the season, lest I be accused of grinching too close to Christmas and all the other… Continue reading

Think About It: Women’s work never done

In two years, the League of Women Voters will celebrate its 100th birthday. The League was established the year that women were granted the right… Continue reading

Think About It: Safety first … but when?

Last summer, I listened to an interview of a man whose daughter was shot and killed during the Parkland shooting. Grief was etched in his… Continue reading

Think About It: Halloween Story, series finale — part II

Part I of “Halloween Story, series finale” was featured in the Oct. 24 edition of the Sequim Gazette. The beginning of the end Grandpa’s long… Continue reading

Think About It: Halloween Story, series finale — part I

Grandpa arrived early for the family’s Halloween gathering. He waited for everyone to arrive and take a seat before he began. He saw in the… Continue reading

Think About It: Not safe

Apprehension swirled around inside me, trying to find a place to settle among the stronger, deeper feelings of sadness and anger. Rebellion and resignation bounced… Continue reading

Think About It: What do you mean you’re not voting?!

I’ve heard a lot about people not voting including the belief on some people’s part that small turnouts have resulted in a minority of registered… Continue reading

Think About It: You’re only old once

I thought it was funny. I thought it would amuse these two wonderfully involved and thoughtful people. We were talking about developing a small project… Continue reading