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Goose 1: Nice view up here this morning, especially toward the horizon. Goose 2: Just reading my Goose-mail, Homo sapiens (H sap) says there’s a “tragedy … more
I am settling in with a cup of hot coffee after a walk in the woods with the dogs. There is nothing so invigorating as the feeling that follows … more
I don’t like talking to strangers. You never know what they’re going to say. I can do it if I have to — it’s part of being a writer, after all … more
It’s early December. Fall is winding down and winter is waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit. Exhausted, the garden is lying low and catching its … more
Mary’s 21-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in his dorm room at college during a break between semesters. Three days later he was discovered by a … more
Note: Rude, raucous laughter among the seals is transcribed here as: Bark-bark-bark-bark-bark. Seal 1: Hey do you guys smell that? Smells like … more
My mum passed away in April last year. My mother was British and a British “mom” is always a “mum.” Mum was just beginning to experience the symptoms of … more
Sound View Camp, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia, plans to log a number of trees on 60 of its 92 acres. more
No child enjoys being scolded, especially by a beloved adult, but being personally reprimanded by Santa Claus is a special burden. It was 1966 or ’67. … more
As 2019 rapidly comes to a close it’s natural to take a few minutes to reflect on the past year. If your year was anything like mine it flew by in what felt … more
Some words change our lives. “You have a full scholarship.” “The cancer is in remission.” “You will be giving birth to twins.” The words loom in our … more
The darkness always surprises me. Our languid days of summer too quickly give way to winter’s darkness and, here on the peninsula, the … more
My paternal grandmother was tiny, about 94 pounds fully-clothed and dripping wet. I seriously doubt that anyone ever described her as a … more
Fir: Hey Cedar, have you heard anything lately from your cousins, the white and black spruce trees in Alaska? I’m getting worried that they are dying because of … more
As the rain returns to accompany us through winter, so do the banana slugs. It’s not that they go somewhere else for the summer — … more
If you find yourself in a rut and thinking you don’t have any opportunities to better your life, take the time to talk to someone who has immigrated to the … more
Facebook would seem like the perfect platform to share political views. It isn’t. Let me explain why your political posts aren’t going to … more
Of the many questions we seek answers to across the infernal expanse of the internet, surely there was never one more … more
On the 50th anniversary year of Woodstock, we look back on the pictures of that event with wonder. Thousands of strangers sharing music, … more
Clam: Ouch! Watch where you’re walking. Homo sapiens (H sap): What are you doing on top of the sand? You’re usually buried a foot or so … more
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