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“You haven’t made one playdate for me all summer,” Violet, now 7, said one evening in early August. more
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Therapeutics developed wonderfully effective vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 2020 based on RNA therapy. more
I have always been cursed with a loud, persistent and frankly irritating self-critical voice. more
I was raised by public school educators. I saw firsthand the work, dedication and compassion that being a teacher required. more
By the time our citizens read this, I will have been the “new” fire chief of Key Peninsula Fire District 16 for five months. more
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The warm, lazy days of summer can be the perfect season to foster procrastination. Do you, like me, identify as a procrastinator? I used to call myself a functioning procrastinator. I always turned … more
I tried to sell a book of stories to a regional publisher recently. The owners were older, they liked me, they were enthusiastic, we could maybe do something. But then it went to their editorial … more
Fortunately, in our little corner of the world we are immune to the most vile and incendiary campaign rhetoric. Sure, there are instances where messages reflect the pervasive incivility that seems to … more
Janine and Mike were my best friends. Growing up in the 1970s in suburban Reno, Nevada, there were very few summer days you wouldn’t find us together. Both Janine (Nee-nee) and Mike were better … more
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In the spring of 2014, after several years of trying, my family was selected in a national lottery for tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll. We were beyond thrilled. My husband and I decided to … more
Not to be hypersensitive, but I can’t help but wince when someone says, “no offense, but …,” and then goes straight into an insult.Just as “not to bore you with the … more
How’s your hope doing? Mine has gone through some rough patches lately and I don’t like it. The news is not giving me enough, the skies are cloudy all day, the streets have too much blood … more
We sat on our back porch as evening nibbled at the remaining daylight. Across the pond, a full moon rose above a proud line of aged fir trees, its face a milky dime amidst a sky … more
The state Senate race in our 26th legislative district between first term incumbent Democrat Sen. Emily Randall and four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Jesse Young is projected by most political … more
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When bitcoin first appeared on my radar in the early summer of 2012, it was already three years old and had a small but dedicated cult following. Back then, one bitcoin was worth roughly $5 but … more
Thin sheets of carbon, one atom thick, called graphene dramatically improve the strength of cement and concrete. A pinch or two of graphene can also improve the properties of other materials — … more
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