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April 20, 2018


Earth Day every day, for our kids
Earth Day might be the most informal of our nation’s holidays. This weekend Future Fest is on in Anacortes. Special days are times to reflect on the work of our fore-parents, those that have gone before, taking chances and making stands for our own good, today.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind
Here it is, halfway through national poetry month and I have read only one poem and have not written any. Of course, neither have I drawn or painted anything or played any music or created any art of any sort. While I, like all of us, have art in my soul, the distance between thinking and realizing artistic expression is vast.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Celebrate our library this week, this next year
Sunday started National library week. How cool is that? This is its 60th anniversary. “It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support,” as the American Library Association website states. Here is a shout out to two specific libraries: The La Conner School District’s and the La Conner Regional Library.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Birds' mess
Heather Carter, La Conner Chamber of Commerce executive director, hit a grand slam home run in January in bringing a world-renowned expert on owls to speak. Paul Bannick filled Maple Hall for his hour-long show, sharing the wonder and importance of owls in our world, and stressing that in saving habitat for owls, we will save ourselves.
Restaurants and rooms in La Conner were also full, a boon to merchants in mid-winter. Carter took the prize for turning plans for the first ever “Birds of Winter: a Skagit Valley Experience,” into an economic success. Very impressive.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Musings -- on the editor's mind
I am 63, but at every age I have not been the sharpest knife in the drawer. But of all the things I don’t get, sequential texting is the most confounding. 
Why do people do it? Why do they do it all the time?

Wednesday, April 04, 2018


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