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June 19, 2018

Taking the initiative
This is an election year, for newly turned 18 year olds and the rest of us older than 18. Besides political offices, constitutional and charter amendments will be on the ballot, if each collects the required signatures.
That’s the reason they are called “initiatives.” 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Musings - on the editor's mind
I went to Vancouver, Canada Thursday to preview “Cabin Fever,” now open at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read the article on page five.
It was the most different day I have had in the Pacific Northwest since I moved here. The $44 (Canadian) parking fee was the least of it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We continue to kill others, and ourselves
This Memorial Day I am thinking of one American citizen in particular: Bob Nixon. Nixon was 67 when he died in March. He lived in Anacortes, was retired, a lawyer, married, white and middle class. He was also probably depressed. And he was a gun owner. He is now a suicide victim.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Meeting strangers
My wife and I have recently returned from a vacation in Europe where we stayed in Martinsthal, a village in the German Rheingau near Wiesbaden. The village’s population is approximately sixteen hundred. It is surrounded by vineyards and a church consecrated in the 13th century.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Gatherings brought voices offering blessings and truths
Last week art, ceremony and truth telling were ongoing in our little town. Significant voices spoke on both sides of the Swinomish Channel. On the Reservation Thursday the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community welcomed everyone to a luncheon feast and then their Canoe Family, elders and four chosen youth led the gathering down to the water for the Blessing of the Fleet and the First Salmon Ceremony.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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