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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
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
Rachel Berry Vashon Meanderings Summer and early fall are the best times to visit areas that are bursting with berries, offer an abundance of sunshine, beaches filled with undiscovered … more
Meredith Browand Our District’s Future The failure of the Peninsula School District’s April bond was heartbreaking and confusing to many supporters, including me. For nearly two months … more
Phyllis Henry Equestrian Delight Shining groomed horses, brushed manes flaring, tails streaming behind, rushing along the paths at Gateway Park, topped by smiling children reveling in the sense … more
Christie Fierro To Pay or Not to Pay Summer has finally arrived. Our kids will be out of school and we dare to hope they will take a break, now and then, from screen time. They’ll have more … more
Rob Vajko Success is Counted Sweetest “Nothing is impossible if you want it hard enough and work hard enough!” You, like me, have probably been told something similar at some point in … more
Carolyn Wiley, KP News Shaking off the winter garb, I step into spring and my garden ritual begins. Just being in the garden brings back memories of our first Longbranch neighbor. I like the … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Graduation My daughter recently came home with a big box. “Hey, Dad,” she said. “Check this out!” She spilled its contents on the table, and I let out a … more
Polly Robinson, KP News The Three Hardest Words  I believe, when it comes down to it, the three most difficult words in the English language are not, as one might believe, “I love you,” … more
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