Opinion

From the Back Nine: Three months behind the mask

I imagine you’ve had the same issues with masks that I have; condensation, snot, and slobber. But it is a fact of life, and so… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2020

 

Think About It: Vulnerable me, vulnerable you

“None of us could have imagined spending extended time in isolation at this stage of our lives. We can be forgiven for treasuring each day… Continue reading

 

Aging Successfully: Gardening systems for the non-gardener

By Crystal Linn For the Sequim Gazette First, congratulations to contest winners Bonnie Glendenning and John Troberg. Already people are asking for another contest, so… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2020

 

Bieng Frank: A bold move on salmon habitat

The greatest obstacle to salmon recovery in western Washington is that we continue to lose salmon habitat faster than it can be fixed and protected.… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Washington state needs to change to stay on top

In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worse State Economies” and Washington state led the field of 51 as… Continue reading

Guest opinion: A struggling economy is no time to raise taxes

Hundreds of our fellow citizens stepped up to run for elected office during the recent candidate filing week. From local to federal positions, this is… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2020

Think About It: Kneeling for help

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick, former pro football quarterback, took a knee for the first time during the singing of the national anthem. For the uninformed,… Continue reading

CommunityPlus: Guns and protests

Why do people show up at public rallies or demonstrations fully armed? Until earlier this month these questions might have seemed largely irrelevant for us… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Guest column: Time to start a conversation

By Sheri Crain For the Sequim Gazette We have all watched the news over the last couple of weeks, overwhelmed and not quite sure how… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2020

Water Column: 2020 vision

I’ll do my best to bring water into this water column, but with our cool, damp spring and a few global distractions, for once, water… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Lockdown lessons

I have read some terrific articles on living in lockdown. This is not one of them. This is merely a list of little things I’ve… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2020

Guest opinion: Closed landfills may house solar farms

Solar power is getting a lot of attention these days as our country strives to reduce greenhouse gases. Sunny cities like Honolulu, Los Angeles and… Continue reading

Think About It: Something old, something new

My brother and I stood outside the grey building looking up at the window waiting for our father to appear. The sky was turning into… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: The gift of true stories

Before starting this month’s column, I want to share how reader Karen Whiteside emailed with wise suggestions for putting our affairs in order (April 2020… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020

CommunityPlus: Civic reasoning and Covid-19

By Ken Stringer For the Sequim Gazette Civic reasoning is the practice of thinking through the various aspects of individual and collective involvement in the… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020

Guest opinion: Fixing habitat key to salmon recovery

Until we take real action to protect and restore salmon habitat, we are looking toward a future with more tightly restricted fisheries for everyone. That’s… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Brighter future for papermakers

In recent years, papermakers in Pacific Northwest have been losing ground. However, today there is a ray of hope. Surprisingly, that optimism results from the… Continue reading

Think About It: Nonsensical

“Nonsensical” is the musical way of saying something is nonsense, ridiculous, absurd and irrational. The word seems old-fashioned, which I confirmed through trivial pursuit research… Continue reading

Being Frank: Pollution-based economy cannot be sustained

On April 16, as the coronavirus attacked communities across Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is rolling back our water quality… Continue reading

Guest column: Back to the wild, in a whole new outdoor recreation world

Exploring the outdoors feeds our souls and helps keep us healthy, when done responsibly. Yet, as we begin to once again enjoy these benefits, we… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2020