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I was in my junior year in high school in Greece. A shy, awkward teenager, I preferred to remain quiet in class. Even though my Greek forebears had … more
Running after a deer was not an option I had considered. That day, strolling around my property, admiring my handiwork, I found the deer nonchalantly munching … more
If I were to ask you to rate the quality of American healthcare, what rating would you give it? I’m guessing that most of us believe it to be one … more
Rep. Michelle Caldier lambasted the WSDOT proposed road usage fee (KP News, Feb. 2020). Unfortunately, her editorial is misleading, and is a good example of bad … more
I ran into something the other day I thought might be of interest to others on the Key Peninsula. I made a purchase on eBay but after the auction the final price … more
My alarm went off early enough to witness daybreak. The fields, still white with frost, begin to shimmer under the warm glow of first light. … more
I don’t remember what time it was, if I ever knew, but I do remember sitting at the bar holding up a guy I’d never seen before who’d draped his … more
One never knows when life will give you a gift. Mine arrived at work one day in a chance encounter while doing a blood pressure check. This gift came in the … more
It’s near 7 in the morning on Navajo Mountain and the blue light of the sunrise washes over the high desert from Monument Valley. The Naatsis’áán chapter … more
Goose 1: Nice view up here this morning, especially toward the horizon. Goose 2: Just reading my Goose-mail, Homo sapiens (H sap) says there’s a “tragedy … more
Just wanted to thank Lisa Bryan for the terrific article on the Communities in Schools reading program. (“Tutors with Tails Help Young Readers at Vaughn Elementary,” KP News … more
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented editorials. The best I can write within the confines of our local Key Peninsula News tradition … more
On behalf of the Key Peninsula Community Council, thank you for your factual reporting in the December issue of the presentation by CenturyLink engineer Christopher Black about the … more
I am settling in with a cup of hot coffee after a walk in the woods with the dogs. There is nothing so invigorating as the feeling that follows … more
I don’t like talking to strangers. You never know what they’re going to say. I can do it if I have to — it’s part of being a writer, after all … more
It’s early December. Fall is winding down and winter is waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit. Exhausted, the garden is lying low and catching its … more
Mary’s 21-year-old son died of a heroin overdose in his dorm room at college during a break between semesters. Three days later he was discovered by a … more
Note: Rude, raucous laughter among the seals is transcribed here as: Bark-bark-bark-bark-bark. Seal 1: Hey do you guys smell that? Smells like … more
My mum passed away in April last year. My mother was British and a British “mom” is always a “mum.” Mum was just beginning to experience the symptoms of … more
Sound View Camp, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia, plans to log a number of trees on 60 of its 92 acres. more
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