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Monday morning Aug. 14 began like any other day. Rolled out of bed at 5:30, grabbed my robe, made my way to the kitchen for coffee, then slid back into bed with my husband to read the latest news on … more
These are momentous days in our household. This spring four of us are graduating — from grad school, from college, and the two youngest from Peninsula High School. I have mixed feelings about that … more
Unexpected summer house guests come in many forms, but this one was truly wild. A peaceful afternoon erupted into utter madness outside as a screaming mother duck frantically chased her duckling … more
Practicing medicine requires training and certification. Few legislators are qualified, so can they be held liable for practicing medicine without a license? Since June 2022, 24 states including my … more
Morning comes early in summer. Between the light and the rising chorus of birdsong, catching a few extra winks of sleep is hard to do. more
If I was indoctrinated into anything during my years of public school, it was the right to a long summer vacation.   I remember the countdown to the last day each school year with the … more
I always wanted to be in high school. The Disney Channel glorified high school life and I couldn’t wait until that was me. The life of a high schooler is a roller coaster ride, there are … more
These are momentous days in our household. This spring four of us are graduating — from grad school, from college, and the two youngest from Peninsula High School. I have mixed feelings about … more
Election season is creeping up on us and, unsurprisingly, tribal power games are becoming more inflammatory. Hair-on-fire-reporting fills the airwaves, and my hair is getting singed. For … more
All over the world and throughout all time, I’m betting, society has been creating a certain profile or image of who the perfect people are. No matter who you are or where you come from, everybody … more
Those Easter mornings, my mother made hot cross buns. I remember them well, their butter-basted crowns glistening in the light with cross-shaped frosting dripping down the sides. I can smell their … more
Over the last month, I’ve heard from many people questioning whether the Key Peninsula is still the same friendly community it was prior to 2020. It does not feel that way to them. It’s a big … more
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It looks like 2023, the Year of the Rabbit, is already shaping up to be quite newsy. On the heels of publishing our 50th Anniversary Edition in January, duly recorded as Volume 50 Number 1, Key … more
This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Key Peninsula News. Of course, we might not really be 50. Could be 48; maybe 51? We’re celebrating anyway. The front page of … 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
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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