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Dec. 14, 2012 dawned like any other mid-winter day. School was winding down before the holidays, Christmas was on the horizon, and families were anticipating the start of the coming new year. But it … more
Quite a while ago I had an opportunity to host a group who shared unique recreational interests. We were discussing future development of some vacant property and quickly got into a brain-storming … more
We have to talk about it. Asking someone if they are having suicidal thoughts will not give them the idea of ending their life. Instead, it creates an environment where they will feel safe asking for … more
It was a sunny fall day, so I went for a run at Gateway Park. When I run, I like to give folks a half smile and a little wave when I pass them. I get something similar in return or the opposite, … more
Time and again I’ve heard that “all politics is local,” but I’m beginning to wonder how true that is. We already know the outcomes of the November 8 election, but before we … more
I can’t walk anymore, so I move around in a power wheelchair. One young friend was surprised to learn that the chair must be plugged in at night to recharge. Because she had never seen me move … more
I woke early on those cold winter mornings, the jangling alarm clock wrestling me from blissful Christmas dreams. As the rest of the family slept, I pulled on my wool socks and long underwear, topped … more
I always try to follow the family credo, “do what you can with what you got” and “show appreciation for gifts — especially unexpected gifts.” My better half and I used to spend weekends … more
Senioritis. The urban dictionary defines it as “A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include laziness, an excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, … more
The signs were unmistakable, but also unexpected. There was the change of leaves and the return of rain-soaked school buses, of course, and the annual appearance of the local bear on her hind legs … more
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The Temptations’ Motown classics, “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” were music highlights of my high school years. The songs were … more
My granddaughter and I have a new tradition, something I never could have predicted. We demonstrate for women’s rights together. Today we stood on a corner in Gig Harbor along with other women, … more
“What happened?” It’s a fundamentally human question, maybe the closest we get to simple curiosity. And it’s not simple, not at all. Eyewitness accounts can be flawed, even events from my … more
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I recently watched a short video about a man who lives in the metaverse. The video jumped back and forth between the real world and a computer-generated alternate reality. In the metaverse scenes, I … more
“You haven’t made one playdate for me all summer,” Violet, now 7, said one evening in early August. more
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Therapeutics developed wonderfully effective vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 2020 based on RNA therapy. more
I have always been cursed with a loud, persistent and frankly irritating self-critical voice. more
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