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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
Promises are not written in stone, or even wet cement. They are soft and squishy and easily manipulated into shapes that only slightly resemble the original. When I Googled “promise,” the … more
The Aug. 3 primary election for PSD board director is critically important for the future of our school district. The results may have a lasting impact for many years. Three candidates (Johnson, Ader … more
Sometimes it is so frustrating listening to the news and or reading it online. So much divisiveness, anger and ugliness. A blessing for me has been reading the Key Peninsula News. It has become one … more
In 2019, 66.5% of the voters approved a bond measure to build four new elementary schools, including Evergreen Elementary on Key Peninsula, which will alleviate drastic overcrowding and improve … more
As a professor of education for 30 years, I was both saddened and alarmed by an ad placed in last month’s Key Peninsula News by candidates running for our school board. The ad begins with a … more
What began March 25, 2020 was unlike anything we have experienced in this country in living memory. The coronavirus pandemic restrictions that went into effect with the first statewide “stay … more
I first want to congratulate this year’s graduating seniors. The end of your time in high school was unlike others, and this probably wasn’t how you expected to experience these rites of … more
A few weeks ago I was teaching a weekly creativity class. This class is often focused not just on making art, but on how we take time and create space for the activities that fuel us creatively. I … more
My social media feeds were recently filled with people lamenting the fact they were just now learning about the Tulsa race massacre of 1921. Many of these friends were also publicly wondering how … more
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