From the Back Nine: Mellow mothering

I own my mother’s five-year diaries. She kept them from 1952 until she died in 1999. You know the kind of thing — not a… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017

Guest Opinion: Every day is Interdependence Day

We recently celebrated the Fourth of July, when we celebrate American independence and the success of the colonists’ desire to be self-ruling. The United States… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: State contract bill helps firm up budget in Olympia

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place on June 27, sealed in Republican support for funding new state worker contracts.… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 5, 2017

Rainbows just rainbows Wow! I personally think the rainbow flags at Whimsy Park downtown Sequim are colorful and cheerful. It never occurred to me that… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2017

Think About It: It’s just words

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Who said that and what were they smoking? My mother might have… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Good news from Washington state’s boatyards

We can all use a dose of good news these days and there is some flowing from our state’s boatyards. When we think of maritime… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: McCleary mystery continues in Olympia

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s Cube. Democratic and Republican lawmakers have spent months twisting and turning the major… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — June 28, 2017

Will boycott ‘rainbow’ park I see that Sequim’s new mid-town park has gone with rainbow colors. What about the native Indians, Afro-Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians?… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Guest Opinion: Searching for words that unite us

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS “60 Minutes” focus group leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Status quo leaves state schools searching for funding

As I write this (on June 14) it’s day 23 of a second special session in Olympia, since legislators couldn’t agree to a state budget… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — June 21, 2017

The vitriol, violence must stop The violence must stop. Our leaders of both parties must restore civility and goodwill in our government to set an… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2017

Think About It: Dear Representative Kilmer …

Representative, I like it that you make yourself readily available to your constituents and that you are open with your answers. I came from the… Continue reading

A lesson from ‘Chicken Little’

Somebody needs to remind the Democrats of the story about Chicken Little. You know, the one where the kid goes around telling anybody who will… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

Guest opinion: Global learning starts at home

The clock is winding down on a second special session in Olympia and legislators haven’t yet made serious progress on their paramount duty to amply… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending. Both sides… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — June 14, 2017

Cooperation is refreshing With all the current political rhetoric it is refreshing to read the Peninsula Daily News’ Page 6: “Russian booster rocket puts U.S.… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

My last cat

Dexter didn’t accept his end peacefully. Bon vivant, renowned cat food critic, Official Greeter, he struggled to hang on to the 14 years of life… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

Water Matters: Watering jobs

Same time last year I directed this column to Sequim High School graduates with encouragement to consider a career involving water. My daughter was one… Continue reading

Cornfield: State lawmaking run amok

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing discipline to a legislating process run amok. Sixty percent of them passed Senate… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Senior senior moments

I thought aging would overtake me like a gentle tide. I’d gradually slow down, maybe carry one load of laundry at a time, prefer smelling… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017