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From the Back Nine: Creative sparks

The reason it is difficult to research facts about creative people is that they are creative people. Personality profiles can only go so far when… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2020
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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

Bertha Cooper
Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity

Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity

While the pandemic has dramatically improved air quality, it has been a headache for recyclers.

Guest opinion: Coronavirus compounds recycling calamity
Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)

Compared to most indicators for 2020, the Water Year is closing relatively smoothly.

Water Column: Slow flow, part III (conclusion)
Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued

Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued

In this month’s column, I wish to acknowledge more local organizations and businesses that are making life easier for us during the pandemic. While many… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2020
Aging Successfully: Sequim’s outreach during pandemic, continued
Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond

Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond

The U.S. Navy must continue activities to prepare sailors for dangerous or emergency missions

  • Sep 23, 2020
Guest opinion: Your Navy must be ready to respond
Think About It: Deep states

Think About It: Deep states

Conspiracy theories, reliable science stand in stark contrast under the Trump administration

Think About It: Deep states

Guest column: Lessons from COVID-19

Sequim resident reflects on lessons learned from a COVID-19 scare

  • Sep 16, 2020
Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Replanting millions of acres scorched by wildfires in our western woodlands will be a herculean task

Guest opinion: Business, drones helping to restore scorched forestlands

Guest opinion: Pivot plan is critical for small business survival

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are resilient; that’s never been truer than the past 6 months

  • Sep 16, 2020

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 16, 2020

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 16, 2020

  • Sep 16, 2020
Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey

Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey

What we don’t know about of harbor seals and California sea lions could be hurting salmon, orcas

Being Frank: Tribes, state team up on harbor seal survey
Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests

Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests

Not only is the world in the COVID-19 grasp, but America’s western wildlands are burning up as well

Guest opinion: Time to revisit managing our forests
Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues

Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues

When the coronavirus swept our state this year, Washingtonians got to work.

  • Sep 9, 2020
Guest opinion: Washington state lawmakers shouldn’t put off dealing with state budget issues
Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?

Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?

Why is this country so afraid of black men?

Think About It: ‘(How come) this country doesn’t love us back’?
From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

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
From the Back Nine: Weather and other monsters

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

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

Water Column: Slow flow, Part II
Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic

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
Aging Successfully: Sequim outreach during pandemic