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Rob Vajko It's about keeping, not making Presidential candidates make many promises. They promise to make America great again; they promise free health care or a free college education. They … more
Frank Slater First Principles Our Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with … more
Jeff Minch Jeff Minch Rubbing It In As summer comes to an end, so does my training routine. Since the beginning of May, I have been training for a 50K trail race coming up in October at … more
Carolyn Wiley Fifteen Years Later Party-time banter was just that, party-time banter. It was more than a decade after 9/11, and more years have gone by since, but impressions of that night … more
Ted Olinger Sometimes small things make a big difference. Each of us has the power to improve our community through our individual actions, and it doesn’t take much. Hold the door. Say … more
Anne Nesbit Mental health goes to school Positive mental health is essential for the development of young people, but students are rarely taught how to maintain good mental health and how to … more
Cathy Warner Misdirection “Directions to 12345 345th Avenue Court NW, KPN.” Try asking Siri to help you navigate the Key by giving her a five-digit house number, followed by a … more
Dale Goodvin American Mythology The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “myth” as follows: “An idea or story that is believed by many people, but that is not true.” Millions … more
Kevin Reed Write About Your Life (Yes, YOU) So, here's a recommendation for what it's worth: Write about your life. Just start writing things down about what you remember about your life. … more
Carolyn Wiley The Group Dynamic Volunteerism is a way of life on the Key Peninsula and whether you have volunteered for an on-Key group—or in the off-Key world—you are aware of the … more
Dan Whitmarsh Dan Whitmarsh Love thy neighbor Violence changes us. It drills into our hearts with anxiety and fear. Violence drives us to self-protection. It puts us constantly on watch … more
Joseph Pentheroudakis It was the summer of 1992. I had recently moved to Seattle and was on the ferry to Southworth crossing Colvos Passage, the strait between Vashon Island and the Kitsap … more
Sue Surratt Fourth of July—Herron Island Style It's a reunion of sorts as you walk up Herron Road from the ferry dock. Islanders and guests mingle and prepare for a weekend of patriotic … more
Frank Slater Elections Belong to the People Abraham Lincoln spoke of our government as being of the people, by the people, and for the people. National polls show unprecedented unfavorable … more
Kevin Reed Call From "Not Provided" This morning I’m lying there, dozing on one of the few days I get to sleep in for a bit, and I’m slapped awake by a phone call on my landline. I look at … more
Ted Olinger Another season of transformation is upon us. Elementary school students are moving on to middle school, middle schoolers are going to high school, and high school seniors are … more
Cathy Warner I Wauna Call It Home Perusing Redfin’s real estate website a year ago, I fell for a gray shingled house with granny green carpet and a Gig Harbor address, hoping it would be the … more
Sue Surratt One Summer Night On Herron Island, visitors and residents alike are drawn almost with the pull of the tides down to beautiful North Beach. You are immediately captivated by the … more
Monica Rakowski How to Start a Community Garden Last year, the KP came together to build a community garden at the Red Barn, our local youth center. About 30 people, including quite a few kids, … more
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