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Even before I left Texas, I was pretty much a wild-eyed, tree-hugging, bleeding-heart liberal. Having spent my teaching career in schools that served singularly needy neighborhoods, my liberal bias … more
I want to thank all the teachers, counselors, various council members and pastors in the Gig Harbor-Key Peninsula area who reached out to me after reading my first column (“Being … more
Recent actions taken by the KPFD have ignited controversy, irritation and confusion regarding its $2.1 million commercial real estate acquisition in the heart of Key Center’s business district. … more
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An old pal of mine asked me to do him a favor a couple years ago and come talk to a freshman composition class at the university where he was a dean. It would really help him out; his department had … more
Every night Violet’s dad reads “Go, Dog. Go!” at bedtime. Over time the story has grown, nearly doubling in length with the addition of words and lines that Violet has come up with … more
This school year has been something different. Back in classrooms, but with masks? And the shock of returning as a junior at Peninsula High School after only one in-person semester freshman year. … more
As some of you may recall from earlier columns, we migrated north a few years ago and continue to delight in the many ways our new home enriches us. Here I’d like to make another observation. I … more
On the last Saturday of January, before the sun peeked over the mountains, I dragged myself out of bed to join my mom on her crusade to pick up litter. Not just any litter either, it was the crème … more
When the KP Fire District board spent taxpayer money to buy the O’Callahan’s restaurant property, it convinced me to never again vote in favor of one of their levies. The board bought the … more
I would like to present a business case against expanding shellfish farming, specifically geoducks, in Burley Lagoon. Based on my six years of living on the lagoon, an approval for a proposed … more
I want to thank KP News for Ted Olinger’s two insightful articles about the Key Peninsula Fire Department as they were real eye-openers for me (Jan. and Feb. 2022). It is so easy to be critical; … more
I see nothing has changed at the board of fire commissioners. Their attitude seems to be the same as it was way back when I was on the board. We know best, and the people will always follow us … more
Just when we thought things were beginning to look up yet another “something unexpected” happened. This time it’s the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Did the whole world emerge from Covid … more
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Three meals a day are served in the dining room at the independent living facility where I live. Recently at lunchtime I noticed a new resident sitting alone. After I asked her if I could join her, I … more
Since we’re continuing to dump greenhouse gases into our air that come from our use of fossil fuels, the Earth really is getting warmer. The average … more
Some of the best advice I ever got in life came from an old boatman: “The most dangerous thing you can do out here is disrespect the river.”  The year was 1990. We were rafting … more
At the Dec. 14 fire commissioners meeting the board decided to proceed with hiring a new full-time fire chief instead of pursuing the previously discussed possibility of a part-time chief shared with … more
Wow! What a great column. Mr. Tisino summed up my feelings and fears exactly. I am sad that he had that experience at Evergreen Elementary School, but I get it. I love that his article was printed at … more
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