Bertha Cooper

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Looking on the bright side

The best part of this new year or that which we are most grateful for is the simple fact that we are both alive and… Continue reading

 

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: What will the chickens do?

I bet you didn’t have a morning coffee conversation with your partner about “chickens coming home to roost.” It might help to understand the importance… Continue reading

 

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Think About It: Family friendly?

Like many of you, I was a “latch-key” kid, only I don’t remember having a key or how I entered our house after school. My… Continue reading

 

Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Counting votes

An email arrived last week that set me on a path of researching voter participation in our community, in this case Clallam County. The email… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Being an annoying centrist

I received two responses (not published) through the Gazette to my recent column, “Is democracy worth saving?” (Oct. 6) that made the same point. They… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: When privacy protections don’t protect

When it comes to unresolved legal and personnel issues, privacy and transparency can’t seem to co-exist in the rule-laden environment of public institutions such as… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Tripping the light

We, that would be my husband and me, decided it was time to get out of the house, to go someplace with different scenery and… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Is democracy worth saving?

The American public needs to decide if their democracy is worth saving; although, perhaps with a needed overhaul to better withstand attempted coup d’états. Best… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Vote for life without COVID

Once again, I am dismayed at the failure of elected officials to provide leadership in controlling the spread of COVID-19 so we can begin the… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: I ♥ nurses

Of course, I love nurses; nursing is my profession. I am a nurse, although not a nurse you should expect to provide clinical care. I… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: A chance to speak

“A perpetual Republican/Trump hater, (Cooper) seems incapable of any kind of balanced thought process,” begins Greg Carroll’s letter to the editor printed Aug. 18 in… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: What the world needs now

“My rights don’t end where your feelings begin.” I was sharing the dental care aisle with a young man studying toothbrushes. He was slightly built… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Thnk About It: It ain’t over until …

Until? Good question. I’m glad I asked it. If I ask each of you the top three things you wished were over, my guess is… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Unmasked stranger

Husband and I had been out of town for three days preoccupied with the intensity of his going through what would be a life-extending procedure… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Who shall lead?

Last summer I was writing about what I called embedded threads of intimidation in our community. I was suggesting there needed to be a community… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Newsworthy lies?

The big news in recent weeks is Facebook’s announcement that the former president’s ban from Facebook related to postings around the Jan. 6 (invasion, insurrection,… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Wardrobe maleficence

It was my birthday. The husband and I took the train to Vancouver, B.C., some years ago to celebrate. Besides having great meals and visiting… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Possible word choice error

“Possible word choice error” is the kindest report my computer provides me. It’s wrong most of the time. Then again, it could be more on… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Word roulette

I like to think of this column as a PSA — Public Service Announcement — for old people. Keep in mind, this is from a… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Men will be men

I was 10 or 11 years old when I started learning lessons around the impact of a man losing his work and his place as… Continue reading

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