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I like firearms — let’s get that straight. When my eyes were sharper and my back was straighter, I was a crack shot. Among other things in my … more
The world recently lost one of the most profound voices of our time, Toni Morrison. This Nobel laureate and recipient of the Presidential Medal of … more
In July I spent a week in the North Cascades, in the shadow of Mount Baker. It reminded me that we are blessed to live amid some of the most … more
As I walked down the dusty gravel road, carrying my brown paper lunch bag, happily anticipating the first day of school in the second grade, I twirled … more
In the early hours of June 24, thieves  forced entry into the Lakebay Post Office, stealing mail and packages and leaving security-minded post office box holders wondering … more
The Case Inlet toxic bloom  is one of several  tracked around the Key Peninsula. more
Unsightly and unhealthy, fresh water algae blooms are becoming more common. On July 8, Don Thomson found himself posting signs warning … more
The Key Peninsula is a community where being different turns out to be a very good thing.  When the Key Peninsula News joined the Washington … more
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
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