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It came as a surprise to me when I recently learned that under the current Pierce County Comprehensive Plan, Purdy is designated as an Urban Growth Area (UGA). This means that it can be developed to … more
I was fortunate to grow up in a household where the food wasn’t always good but there was always plenty of it. more
I have cultivated a new mindset in the past months, and it has carried me through a year of difficult personal decisions. more
On the first day of the year, I stood in front of an outdoor fire and discussed the topic of delight. more
Although I do not possess the courage to make formal New Year’s resolutions, I am on the annual lookout for character flaws in myself (and others). more
Perfectly timed, Valentine’s Day approaches and my heart is full of love and gratitude for the fact that we are here together making our way through this life we share. more
Support for possible new daycare center in Key Center. more
Pierce County 26th Legislative District Republican Precinct Caucuses more
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Humanity is being tested, and it’s not looking very good for us. more
I think we all believe we work hard. We’ve heard that if we do, we’ll do well in life. more
As a new year breaks and the sun rises on 2024, we are faced with the reality that, once again, an election year is upon us. more
If you’re still reading this, thank you. Not sure I could write a more off-putting title. I envision a somewhat less-than-engaged response. Here I want to show a little love for math. more
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve sat down to write, only to stare at an empty screen with a blinking cursor before me and realize I have nothing nice to say. more
It was the early 1990s in Azusa, California, where I was in college. It was December, it was finals week, and, needing to blow off stress, we went Christmas caroling. more
Cement making around the world releases so much carbon dioxide that if it were a country, it would be the third biggest source of CO2 pollution. more
Sure, you expect to laugh at lists of crazy Engrish menu mistranslations on social media, “Braised Dork with Bamboo Gunfires,” not to mention episodes of The Three Stooges. … more
‘Tis the season — for all those Mariah Carey horror memes. Truth to tell, I’ve actually never minded the song; it’s fine. The horror comes from having it repeated ad … more
Violence tests us in unexpected ways. It strains our identity when the time comes to defend all those fancy principles we think we hold. I was already suitably humbled when I heard the … more
Fellow KPers — get thee to YouTube and watch “The Maple Cutter,” a 2023 documentary by Daniel Hoffman and Lynn M. Thomas. more
A few weeks ago, I flew home to Seattle from Missoula. I was looking forward to getting home, excited that the flight wasn’t more than an hour. I settled into my window seat and watched as the … more
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