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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
On Sundays I rise early, enjoying a warm cup of coffee with my wife before heading out into the day. Driving toward Lakebay I experience little traffic; I tell myself that the few I pass are either … more
I am a senior who just graduated from Peninsula High School. I spent all my life on the Key Peninsula but my name was not printed in last month’s KP News as a KP Hawks Scholarship winner … more
Our children will return to school full time this fall after an extremely challenging year of remote and hybrid learning. The silver lining, however, is they will have four new elementary schools, … more
It’s daylight and the towhees are here again. For the last six weeks the pair has shown up every morning outside our bedroom window to perch on the deck railing and sing for breakfast. Mr. and Mrs. make a most handsome couple, but are terrible singers. more
“We read to know that we are not alone” is a quote by C. S. Lewis, the author of many books including the Narnia series. He’s right. I grew up, like many in my generation, … more
As vaccination rates against COVID-19 plateau in the U.S. or fall short of the number needed for herd immunity, it’s worth reminding ourselves how significant a breakthrough these vaccines are … more
“There’s no accounting for taste” the saying goes. You could annoy someone with the Latin version, “de gustibus non disputandum est” (“In matters of taste, there … more
It seems eons ago that the pool closed, but we were finally back in the water and relearning the water aerobics routine. I was huffing and puffing through the moves when Chris, the lifeguard, … more
I was so happy to see we had a state bill this year which would bring the option of ranked-choice voting to Washington. Though we will have to wait until next year to see if it passes, the momentum … more
I would like to thank the firemen who got my cat out of a water drain. more
I could hear this morning arrive before opening my eyes. A solo American robin performed his clear, full-throated first call that pierced the dark silence in the seconds before sunrise. A song … more
After spending a few hours working in the yard this week, I found myself feeling irritated. Instead of the usual calming effect of physical work, I felt mounting resentment and anger. The more time I … more
In the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol at the memorial service for William (Billy) Evans, the Capitol policeman who was recently killed, the U.S. Army Quartet sang “Like a Bridge Over Troubled … more
I am not a dog person. I’ve never had a pet, not even a goldfish. I’ve never wanted a pet, aside from a few minutes in the late ’80s when I was a small girl looking at a fluffy … more
Meriwether Lewis marveled over the camas prairie he came upon in June 1806. “The quawmash is now in blume and from the colour … at a short distance it resembles lakes of fine clear … more
You don’t have to be on the Key Peninsula long to realize we have a twin crisis of people experiencing homelessness and unsheltered people suffering mental illness. And it’s getting … more
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