Bertha Cooper

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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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

 

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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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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

Bertha Cooper
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

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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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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: The wages of shame

Several years ago, I volunteered my planning skills to help develop a wellness program for the students in the Sequim School District. I worked with… Continue reading

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Think About It: Unhappy anniversary

The police saw Elijah McClain walking briskly and swinging a white plastic bag. The evening was dark and he was wearing what his mother later… Continue reading

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Think About It: Goodbye, Charlie

“I love helping a community be what it wants to be,” says Charlie Bush, former city manager of the City of Sequim, with the ease… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: A shot in the arm

Of all the news coming out of Sequim, the best news is we are well into providing initial doses of COVID vaccine Moderna thanks to… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Open government secrets

The Sequim School District superintendent has left the building. Dr. Robert Clark submitted his resignation following two and a half months after he was placed… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Les Misérables?

People swarmed the roads and grass to the Capitol Building in DC, filled the balconies and stormed the entries guarded but not secured by Capitol… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Taking inventory

I hope by the time you read this column I will have sent some sort of holiday greeting which at this writing has become a… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Happy New Year (at last)!

Twenty-four percent more Christmas trees have been sold this year than at this same time last year. Either we don’t have anything else to do… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: This couldn’t be normal, could it?

Beats me what’s “normal” nowadays. Normal may have gone the way of 8-track tapes and writing a letter using an ink pen on paper. Fast… Continue reading

Bertha Cooper
Bertha Cooper

Think About It: ‘Children will listen’

“Careful the things you say. Children will listen.” Some of you will recognize the lyrics of this beautiful, poignant song. Music and lyrics were written… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: An impossible year, a Halloween story

The federal income tax distribution system existed for decades after Congress passed tax laws that mandated spreading the wealth of some states with poorer states… Continue reading

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Bertha Cooper

Think About It: Preying on the web

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” I am distracted by the spider eating his/her prey caught in an… Continue reading

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