Opinion

Editor’s Corner: Odds and ends for the editor’s desk

It just so happened that I was thumbing through a particular book that piqued my interest when I heard about Richard Olmer’s passing. The book’s title? “The Book of Dead Philosophers” by Simon Critchley.

Think About It … Fact? Fiction? Fabrication?

Reading this column just might save you $54. Although if you have an extra need – in my case a need that can reach neurotic levels depending on the issue — for facts and data you probably already have bought or borrowed America’s Ranking Among Nations (“A Goal Perspective of the United States in Graphic Detail”).

Guest Opinion: Standards for good stewardship

How has the United States solved problems like hazardous waste, the pollution and fuel efficiency of cars and cancers from tobacco?

  • Jul 2, 2014

Guest Opinion: Celebrate veterans this Fourth of July

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. Each year Americans celebrate on the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades, barbecues, baseball games and family reunions. As we celebrate our veterans who served from the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to World Wars I and II, to the Vietnam War, to the war in Iraq, we remember and thank our veterans who have been protecting our freedom since our country was born.

  • Jul 2, 2014
David Westman stands inside the Royal Rangers Fireworks stand.

Verbatim: David Westman

We caught up with Pastor David Westman of the Sequim Worship Center at the Sequim Royal Rangers, Outpost 147 fireworks stand this week. It’s opens 9 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Sequim JC Penney parking lot through July 4.

  • Jul 2, 2014
David Westman stands inside the Royal Rangers Fireworks stand.
Sequim schools superintendent Kelly Shea hosts one of his first coffee chats

Have a conversation about our schools

Two years ago when I first arrived in Sequim, I set out to meet as many people possible so I could not only introduce myself, but more importantly, learn about our school district and our community. I have attended a variety of civic meetings and community events as well as frequented a number of local businesses and restaurants.

  • Jun 24, 2014
Sequim schools superintendent Kelly Shea hosts one of his first coffee chats
Brenna Cusack

Verbatim: Brennan Cusack

On a two-month working road trip from California to Minnesota, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania stopped into Sequim for a few days to gather information for her senior English thesis.

  • Jun 24, 2014
Brenna Cusack
Jim Dries and Mary Griffith

Verbatim: Mary Griffith

It’s been a while since we last caught up with Mary Griffith, who last appeared in the Gazette on this page in August 2012 as she prepared for a two-year-plus adventure in Fiji as part of the Peace Corps.

  • Jun 18, 2014
Jim Dries and Mary Griffith

Editor’s Corner: Odds and ends for the editor’s desk

Every time I leave Sequim, I come to appreciate it more and more.

Delaying Social Security could increase lifetime income

Clallam County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.

  • Jun 18, 2014
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Verbatim: The Valedictorians

Sequim High School has four valedictorians this year, each boasting a 4.0 grade-point average: Angela Bentley, Makayla Bentz, Wilson Eiland and Allison Masangkay.

  • Jun 11, 2014
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Editor’s Corner: Taking on college tuition

My thoughts turn to those Sequim students earning their diplomas in coming days and weeks, whether it be here in Sequim or Peninsula College in Port Angeles or at some other institution of higher knowledge across the country.

Grimes: Sequim seniors, beware of scams!

Seniors beware: Swindlers and scam artists are out to get you!

  • Jun 11, 2014

Brunell: Quit piling on regulations

President Obama is expected to announce a new set of regulations to limit carbon emissions from coal-powered power plants — the nation’s single largest source of affordable electricity. The impact won’t hit just coal; these regulations will affect every energy user, including you.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Think about it: Pushing the wrong pedal or the limit?

Is it my imagination or does Clallam County have more than its share of people running into buildings while driving some sort of vehicle?

Honoring the legacy of Billy Frank Jr.

So much has been written and said about the passing of Billy Frank Jr., our great leader and good friend. Many people are asking how to honor Billy’s memory. Who will take his place?

  • Jun 4, 2014
Dr. Andrew Pocock

Verbatim: Andrew Pocock

Dr. Andrew Pocock is Sequim’s new dentist, after purchasing Dr. Anthony Brock’s dental office in Sequim. His first day of doing business in Sequim as “Advanta Dental” was April 20.

Dr. Andrew Pocock

Burbank: Finland, a fine role model

I just returned from a trip to Finland to visit old friends. I brought home a bill from a hospital.

  • May 21, 2014

Richey: Civil disobedience on two wheels

Every time I ride my bicycle around Sequim, I break the Washington vehicle law by not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign.

  • May 13, 2014

Brunell: ‘The Princess and the Pea’

Let’s face it. We’re spoiled. Even in our tough economy, most Americans enjoy a myriad of conveniences we take for granted.

  • May 13, 2014