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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
Thank you for the wonderful tribute to Ted and Joanna Ralston (“A Song for Ted and Joanna,” July 2020). Not a day goes by when I don’t think about them. I think … more
I spent a number of years as an early morning commuter into the city. Slipping into the stream with all the others in such a regular pattern, I noticed many of the same drivers in the same cars day … more
My two oldest children are 12 and 13, and until recently I had never cried at a school drop off; not the first day of preschool, not the start of full-day kindergarten, not when we moved to the … more
One summer afternoon my friend Stony and I were leaning against an old boom log in the oyster shell gravel, squinting out at the water, when out of the blue he said, “When you’re at a … more
It’s a small terra cotta dog, a curio really, barely 6 inches high, sitting on its haunches, head tilted back and cocked to the side, one ear pointing up and the other sideways, the front legs … more
The Lakebay Church is a mess. The church building is a mess, I mean. Not the people. The people are, all things considered, doing well. However, as I write this, the building is pretty torn … more
I love the paper — from local news to opinion pieces and naturalist articles — and the fact that it has so much better editing than most local papers. Thank you for your … more
Your article “Broadband Survey Illuminates Digital Divide on Key Peninsula” (March 2021) did an excellent job highlighting the internet issues that face our community and are exacerbated … more
When I Google “alone” I find a bunch of synonyms: single, friendless, solitary, lone, lonesome and more. I’m alone a lot these COVID-19 days. Today I spoke six words. Each time a … more
This winter has been difficult, perhaps more so than I had anticipated, the result of a combination of winter blues, too much political news and the “endless endlessness” of an ongoing … more
Social distancing opened up blocks of unscheduled time and put the lie to my standard excuse: “I don’t have time to ____.” In the initial phase of isolation, I felt the need to … more
I have had a great deal of time to think over the past year. These days, there’s not much to do on a Friday night once the dishes are done and the laundry is folded. So if I’ve got … more
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden brought the U.S. back into the Paris Climate Accord, revoked permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline and imposed a temporary moratorium on oil and gas … more
I just couldn’t resist writing to tell you that Ted Olinger’s column “Lost Valentine” (Feb. 2021) reminded me of a similar situation I had at Stadium High School in the … more
After what felt like a truly hellish struggle mired in circular technology for hours a day over several weeks, trying to find a vaccination appointment somewhere, I happened upon a Facebook post … more
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