Opinion

From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

I sunburn, bright light hurts my eyes, and I hate to sweat. So why is it that I love the gorgeous days we’re having? Why… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020

Guest opinion: Coping with COVID

All of us are acutely aware of the many challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19. Unanswered questions abound: Will I get the virus and… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020

Guest opinion: More headstones will not make for a more peaceful world

On Aug. 13, 1970, my brother, 1st Lt. Lawrence Gordon Swarbrick, was killed in Vietnam. He was one of more than 282,000 U.S. and Allied… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2020

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II

Wow. What a difference two weeks makes. (Bear with me as this is a deep dive into the very shallow – but fascinating – Dungeness… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic

At a reader’s request I am making a brief, public comment on the resources I used for last month’s column (July 2020). For clarification, I… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2020

Think About It: When the air clears

Pandemic has made it harder to escape a dark reality for too many people and explain our inaction

Guest opinion: Living globally

Columnists Pat Buchanan and Cal Thomas, among others, decry the impact of globalization. They complain that it destroys jobs, undermines our culture and leaves us… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2020

Guest opinion: Honoring World War II, VJ Day

We must all understand and understand deeply that the soul of a people may be likened to the keyboard of a great church organ: heavenly… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020

Guest opinion: New Green Deal is incomplete

Our environmental quality strategy must be encompassing and not just focus on climate change. Since Democrats announced their Green New Deal, the emphasis is reducing… Continue reading

Water column: Slow flow, Part I

The dog days of summer are here at last, giving us a great excuse to simply hang out by the Dungeness River. The gurgling of… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Pacts offers path to streamside habitat protection

The most powerful actions we can take to recover our region’s salmon are to give our rivers and streams room to breathe while protecting the… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 12, 2020

Thanks for the support My husband and I would like to thank all of our friends here in Sequim for their wonderful support during a… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2020

Think About It: An impossible year, part II

“Would there even be a place for contemplation and peace during a year that promises swarms of competing ideologies, social cultures and political pandering mixed… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Who is that masked woman?

Things I have learned about myself in the last five months: 1. I should not be allowed to own scissors. That picture of me features… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020

Guest opinion: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

There’s a hunger for accurate and useful news coverage right now — even more so than usual — because of the continuing coronavirus pandemic and… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020

Guest opinion: Face masks save lives, jobs

And all across the state, Washington state employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus. From Seattle to… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2020

Think About It: Happy anniversary women – vote now!

Aug. 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America — the… Continue reading

Aging Successfully: Local and historical Trivia

It was great fun learning more about our local history and trivia while writing this month’s column. At the same time it was challenging to… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020

Guest opinion: When the mills close, what’s next?

One by one the mills shuttered in Port Angeles. Now there are two, one foreign-owned and running at half-capacity. The timber balloon burst in Aberdeen-Hoquiam;… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020

Guest Opinion: Seattle Lights Out in 2022

Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard: “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?” The reference was to… Continue reading