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Ed Gilkison is a creature of habit. The 67-year-old has lived in the same Lakebay area since 1966. He starts every morning with a cup of percolated Folgers coffee. He regularly digs through shoe … more
A robin pulls a worm from the lawn. A brief tension, released, and with a few tosses of the robin’s head the worm is gone. Dawn on New Year’s Day. It’s my first bird of the year. … more
In “Saving Us,” Katharine Hayhoe suggests that the most important thing any of us can do to fight climate change is to discuss it with others.  She admits it can be hard to have a … more
I first encountered torta rustica at the Columbia City Bakery, located in my old Seattle neighborhood. In the pre-pandemic days, this was one of the items they offered by the piece. With a crust made … more
The site of YMCA Camp Seymour and of the Olde Glencove Hotel, the sheltered bay has a long history. more
I’m not sure how I see them. It is the most turbulent day of winter yet. Wind tears through the firs that surround Key Center. I scuttle across the highway and aim for Capitol Lumber, eyes … more
A strange thing happened last winter when I was teaching H.G. Wells’ 1897 sci-fi novel “The War of the Worlds” to a class of college freshmen. All of a sudden, the story became … more
Nutrition guidance can seem near-ridiculous, ever-changing and easily dismissed. In mid-life I went back to college to study nutrition, it was years and years of chemistry and not too much about … more
Longtime Key Peninsula resident, champion tree-topper, Huckleberry Inn bartender and renowned leg wrestler Sue Taylor died peacefully at her Burley home October 20. She was 67 years old. more
A Key Peninsula tradition — rowing to a favorite spot to set out a crab pot or wading during low tide with a net or a pitchfork to scoop up a meal’s worth of fresh crab — came to a … more
Late this summer Lexy Naut was in the backyard of her Key Peninsula home raking leaves. The chore isn’t as luxurious as her normal pencil-to-paper animation job, but it’s a nice break … more
Vaughn residents Anna Brones and Luc Revel celebrated the dedication of the installation of their work at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial in September. It is the … more
On a normal Sunday afternoon in October most Western Washington residents are dodging damp weather to watch a Seattle Seahawks win. This wasn’t a normal October Sunday. It was 72 degrees and … more
Last month, writing about what to anticipate in our natural world, I pointed to the return of rain as one of September’s most important events. Hold on. That was two months ago. … more
As fall slip-slides away, our culinary attention turns to winter and the upcoming holidays. While we regretfully say farewell to summer foods (until next year), heartier dishes now take center stage … more
A friend recommended this novel to me after it was banned from the curriculum last summer by the Muskego-Norway school board in Wisconsin, a district of about 4,800 students. There were no complaints … more
In 2018, Hannah Lekson had an itch she just couldn’t scratch. It had been a little more than two years since her last game with the University of Puget Sound Loggers womens basketball team. … more
Pastor Mark Klingler opened the new doors of WayPoint South for worship September 4 at the former location of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church on McEwan Road NW and Key Peninsula Highway NW. … more
For residents of the PNW, the transition between hot and windbreaker weather is as welcome as the resurrection of pumpkin spice lattes. more
Just when my faith in humanity was dwindling, I met Tranh and her martin. more
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