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Volunteering for civic organizations on the Key Peninsula is often associated with rearranging furniture, separating the recyclables, and raising enormous … more
If you’re lucky enough to live on the Key Peninsula, you probably have the chance to visit Puget Sound beaches more often than the … more
First to break the morning stillness is the drumming and wik-wik-wik of a flicker, muffled somewhat by a thick clump of alder and cedars. A band-tailed pigeon … more
Washington State is located in the soggy northwest corner of the continental U.S. The Key Peninsula is the southernmost peninsula of Puget Sound, an inner … more
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To my knowledge, scientific inquiry into the topic of Corpulent Polarity is limited. My serious research began in the early 1980s, … more
Because an earthquake could happen at any moment, a wise thing to know is what to do when that earthquake begins. Here are the first of nine steps that emergency … more
Remember the last time you were wading at the shore in your bare feet, anticipating the next wave, letting the water rush over your toes and up your ankles and … more
Last fall my wife and I were approached by a good friend of ours who has a developmentally delayed (we shall henceforth refer to this as DD) son of … more
On a hot Saturday night in July our family ate supper a bit early and then Dad washed the dishes while Mom got the rest of us ready to celebrate the marriage of my … more
Frank Slater Civil Civics A front-page article in The New York Times April 7, 2019, entitled “A More Perfect Civics Lesson?” raised the issue of “whether the United States is a unified … more
Anne Nesbit Responding to Mental Illness Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR or at the very least call 911. How many of us would know … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Be the One Who Helps In my previous column (“Five Thoughts on the Opioid Crisis,” KP News, March 2019), I made reference to a story Jesus told, known as … more
Meredith Browand Reclaiming Mother’s Day Mother’s Day 2019 marks the 111th anniversary of Anna Jarvis creating the holiday to honor her own mother and acknowledge the profound role of … more
  Nancyrose Houston In Praise of Stinging Nettles Until last year, my relationship with Urtica dioica, commonly known as stinging nettle, was less than positive. I got to know stinging … more
Dawn Kinzel Confessions of a Newbie Farmer I gave birth to our fourth child on a Monday. On Friday we moved to the Key Peninsula. So began our crazy, exciting farming adventure on the Key. I … more
Ed Johnson On the List We had a little get together in our community in April at The Mustard Seed Project’s Crandall Center in Key Center. It was advertised as an “open mic” reading. I … more
Ted Olinger, KP News Phil Bauer at his 80th birthday party in July 2016. Photo: Ted Olinger, KP News Phil Bauer, 83, has been a staple of Key Peninsula culture for more than 30 years. He served … more
Curt Scott Just BAM It  Disasters obey Murphy’s Law: “Bad things will happen at the worst possible time.” That means you must be ready all the time. How do you do that? Break … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Coping with Dragons Years ago, I bought a small, exquisite piece of framed calligraphy that now hangs in my laundry room, where it speaks a simple truth:  There have … more
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