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Phyllis Henry You Have My Word Today it seems too many contracts and purchases include voluminous “Terms and Agreements,” and too often we push the “Agree” button or provide a … more
Rob Vajko Are You an Ultracrepidarianist?  It is probably hard to answer that question, because you have no idea what an “ultracrepidarianist” actually is; neither did I. If you know that … more
Christie Fierro Communication Blossoms By the time April tulip blossoms arrive, my New Year’s resolution is usually not only broken, it is not even remembered. This year, I did not even … more
Ted Olinger, KP News Here’s to Lookin’ Up Your Old Address It has been my observation in recent years that true Key Penners are not very familiar with change. Still, they are against … more
Dan White, Guest Columnist Against the Bond—There is a Better Way The deteriorated state of the Peninsula School District buildings is a known fact. Taxpayers have approved $190 million in … more
Shawn Jensen, Guest Columnist Vote to Raise Your Taxes? Why You Should Support the Peninsula Schools Bond Taxes—the very word provokes strong feelings. Frustration, aggravation and even … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Aging and the Insults Thereof Aging is the preferred alternative, but age is also encumbered with a variety of afflictions, inconveniences and personal insults. One … more
Polly Robinson, KP News Moving Home... to Home I like to think we’re not “just another one of those California couples” moving up to Washington. I was born at the Naval Hospital in … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Looking for the Truth Christians are now in the season of Lent. It is a time of reflection and refinement. It is also a time of anticipation, as Lent leads to … more
Meredith Browand #MeToo and #MySons The rise of the #MeToo movement the last six months has forced me to see things differently. I look at pop culture with a more critical eye, I pay closer … more
Vicki Husted Biggs The Oxford English dictionary uses words like brokenhearted, morose, sorrow, unhappy, regret, melancholy, downcast, dejected, low, blue, gloomy and miserable to describe … more
Frank Slater The Clearwater Spruce In 1945 or ’46, the Quinault school district extended its high school bus route to Kalaloch in Jefferson County to pick up teenage students from … more
Rachel Berry Hoodsport Entices Foodies and Outdoor Enthusiasts Even though it’s not quite spring, most of us have had enough of winter and are ready for an adventure. Good news: There’s an … more
Rob Vajko Flirting, Harassment and Hollywood There is an inherent danger in not jumping on the bandwagon of current thinking, especially when the current thinking has to do with sexual … more
Blood and Soil  In December 1990, I was riding in a car along the coast of the Adriatic Sea near the medieval fortress city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, when the engine … more
Brook Hurst Stephens New Year? Piece of Cake! Like many people, I start to think about what I’ll be making and doing to celebrate the holidays not long after Halloween. It’s hard not to … more
Cathy Warner Live Like the Mountain Is Out I received a mug emblazoned with the words “Live Like the Mountain Is Out” and an outline of Mt. Rainier a few months ago. I filled it with tea … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis The Annual Christmas Bird Count It was a beautiful Christmas morning at Fresh Pond Reservoir in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Clear skies, very light winds out of the … more
Meredith Browand White Supremacy Groups on the Peninsulas I love living here. When my husband and I moved to the Pacific Northwest over a decade ago, we knew instantly that this was where we … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Love is the Answer Winter is rapidly approaching. Outside my window, fog shrouds bare-limbed trees as rain fills the creek coursing into Mayo Cove. Thanksgiving … more
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