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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
To everything there is a season and so begins the magical wonder of winter holidays. No other time of year is filled with such a deep sense of … more
No child enjoys being scolded, especially by a beloved adult, but being personally reprimanded by Santa Claus is a special burden. It was 1966 or ’67. … more
As 2019 rapidly comes to a close it’s natural to take a few minutes to reflect on the past year. If your year was anything like mine it flew by in what felt … more
Some words change our lives. “You have a full scholarship.” “The cancer is in remission.” “You will be giving birth to twins.” The words loom in our … more
The darkness always surprises me. Our languid days of summer too quickly give way to winter’s darkness and, here on the peninsula, the … more
Everyone is horrified by the mass shootings in recent decades, but I am still surprised when a gun owner says “I support banning of assault weapons.” It’s important we get our facts and … more
I have been a commissioner for Key Pen Parks District for over eight years. I have been elected twice to Position 1. I’ve been president of the board four of the last six years. In an effort to … more
We are two past presidents of the Key Peninsula Parks and Recreation Commission, better known now as Key Pen Parks. During our six-plus years of working together, we orchestrated the increase of park … more
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