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Joseph Pentheroudakis The Little Snowbird It was a December morning a few years ago. All was still. It had snowed overnight, and the world seemed to have pulled the blankets up over its head, … more
Anne Nesbit Teen Anxiety and Drug Abuse While talking about mental health and suicide to a group of 13-year-olds recently I had a student share that they knew “someone” who had gone to an … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Longbranch Christmas: Something Different Way back when the grandkids were embarking on their individual treks through the school system, our son-in-law, Matt, had a … more
Frank Slater America Divided Some time ago, I submitted a column for this newspaper that contained the word “snowflake” in its political context. The column was accepted, but without that … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Remembering the Year Gone By As winter draws upon us, another year closes out. On these dark nights we gather with family and friends to celebrate, to feast, to … more
Today as well-meaning people argue the merits of seat belts in school buses, I remember a time when the term “seat belt” was not in anyone’s vocabulary. more
The Destiny of Nations Armistice Day was observed in the United States to mark the end of World War I until 1954, when President Eisenhower signed a proclamation declaring … more
Rachel Berry A Viking We Will Go If you’ve lived in the area for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that Poulsbo is affectionately known as “Little Norway.” Located on the … more
Polly Robinson The Long Gray and Gold Line  It’s November and that means Veterans Day. We have a long and proud history in my family of military service dating back to pre-Revolutionary War … more
Colleen Slater Vaughn WWII Veteran Goes the Distance Wally Cornman, a proud veteran of World War II, continues his service to veterans and the local community. Cornman was born in Naches, … more
Meredith Browand Research over Rhetoric Just like the two previous general elections of 2014 and 2016, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility has placed a voter initiative on this year’s … more
Rob Vajko Mistaking the Symptoms for the Cause Some topics are extremely difficult to broach without giving rise to a slew of emotions from both sides on issues like abortion, religion, the … more
Before I first entered the door to Lincoln No. 7, my one-room schoolhouse on a lot a mile from our farm, I’d asked enough about the school to irritate … more
Lynn Larson Time of Dog Salmon October was the Time of Dog Salmon for the native people on Filucy Bay and throughout southern Puget Sound. Dog salmon is such an ignominious name for a fish … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Blue Organdy A couple of my early formative years were spent in El Paso, Texas. There are random snapshots in my head of San Antonio, but I have clear memories of the El … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Collaboration in our Competitive World Friday nights in Purdy will soon mean tailgate parties, boisterous crowds and the epic struggle that is high school … more
Rob Vajko Seeing People as People I recently discovered something about myself that I really don’t like at all. As much as I want to believe that I care about people, I am forced to admit … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis A marvel of crows Crows. You’ve watched them mob large raptors like eagles and hawks, chasing them with angry caws; you’ve heard their complex, high-decibel chorus at … more
Anne Nesbit Self-Care for Your Life You’re overwhelmed at work. Projects are piling up at home and your calendar is crammed with overdue tasks. To make room for all that you skip lunch, stop … more
Brook Hurst Stephens Summer Refresher I’m writing this on a bright and sunny day, with temps soaring in the upper 80s. This might even be considered an uncomfortably hot day by Pacific … more
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