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The banner stretched over Key Center announcing the annual scarecrow contest, along with a fresh crop of scarecrows lining the road, brought a big smile to my face. For an instant I wanted to close … more
Some thoughts as an offering to my new neighbors: Yes, I’m another transplant with something to say about our glorious home on the Puget Sound. I offer them in the conviction that sometimes … more
Sometime in 1988, I think, I was an editorial assistant at G.P. Putnam’s Sons in midtown Manhattan when I happened to come out of the elevator to find Kurt Vonnegut trying to get past the … more
Something unexpected happened this summer: I stopped refilling my bird feeders. I’ve been keeping my backyard feeders stocked for years, only missing a day or two now and then. Nothing but … more
“Look here,” my wife said, pulling back the thick vines growing in our backyard garden. I saw a flash of red deep in the shadows. Reaching in, I gave a gentle tug and pulled out our first … more
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Back in March of 2020, I wrote a column here called “Moving to Reduce Medical Expenses” where I stated that my wife and I were going to be moving to Portugal, the cost of medical bills … more
As a Vaughn resident, I urge my neighbors to vote for Jennifer Butler for the Peninsula School District Board of Directors. Jennifer’s commitment to representing the whole community and … more
It has been an honor to serve on the Peninsula School Board these past eight years. I have served as vice president for four years, and I am currently board president. We often learn the most … more
A few friends and I go swimming early in the morning in Von Geldern Cove. We’d done it a dozen times already this summer, I was getting acclimated to it and kind of proud of us for continuing a … more
The night sky above the Key Peninsula isn’t always clear. We enjoy about 140 nights a year that are partly cloudy or better. The rest remind us that the KP isn’t West Texas and you … more
Recently I rediscovered a forgotten pleasure. I have come to believe that waiting is one of life’s under appreciated treasures. Unfortunately, societal norms have created the impression that … more
We moved to the Key Peninsula from Seattle in 2019. We had and continue to have such vivid impressions of this place — so many stories, discoveries, wilderness encounters, new family members … more
Before I was a mom, back when I used to see social media as fun rather than torture, I would roll my eyes at those captions accompanying photos of kids headed off to their first day of school. … more
As concerned citizens of the Peninsula School District, we are alarmed by the board’s passage of resolution No. 21-28 without public comment at its July 22 meeting, “Regarding State-Mandated Training for Staff and School Board,” which addressed the diversity, equity and inclusion training called for in Senate Bill 5044. more
Regarding the “Save Peninsula Schools” ad in the July 2021 issue, your “About that Ad” editorial and the reader comments in the August 2021 issue: First and foremost, … more
“I wouldn’t think a nonprofit newspaper could print something like this.” It is a brand-new day when an advertisement appearing in the Key Peninsula News draws so much attention … more
Sometimes I feel like that is how I live my life; just muddling through until I finally get somewhere. Some people seem to have a clear objective and a straightforward path that they do not veer from … more
You have probably noticed it is getting hotter, as if the weather is out of balance. Earth’s energy flow is always in balance, but the planet-wide thermostat is now set to keep more heat. The … more
I have been researching and writing about the history of our area for a few years now. The lives and adventures, the successes and low points of the people who managed to find their way to this … more
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