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August 17, 2019

Racism is the deadliest weapon
It is 11 days since the massacre in El Paso and 10 days since the Dayton carnage, two preventable tragedies that have been on the minds of many. Some clarifying thoughts:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Open letter to the community
Dear Members of the La Conner School District and Community:
Finding the right words to communicate what is on my heart and mind is not easy, yet I feel the time is right to reach out and share a bit of my voice and my thoughts with you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Outside eyes needed to see school complaints clearly
A school district that ended the 2018-2019 school year in dispute has not resolved its differences as the summer turns toward the next school year. The La Conner School District Board of Directors had their summer retreat last week. They invited the staff unions, the La Conner Education Association and the Public School Employees, to participate for a 90 minute session. 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Casualties of success
We all love to complain about petty bureaucrats and regulations. They are quite annoying sometimes. I have been on both sides of the counter on this issue. I can tell you that it is sometimes not easy or pleasant to enforce standards, code and regulations; or tell someone that they can’t do something that they had their heart set on
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Genuine Skagit Valley making its mark
Two truths about agriculture: One: Farmers have always promoted their products and seek to expand their markets and Two: Farmers are always getting older, and also younger.
Even in our “more is better” culture, the best thing is to add value by improving the worth of a crop. Sometimes worth can be increased by asserting the intrinsic value inherent in the harvest. The creators of Genuine Skagit Valley, the marketing program for agricultural products and related services originating in Skagit County, believe that to be the case.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Secure housing difficultfor some seniors
I can’t buy in Channel Cove but WANT to. As a single senior of 77 years with limited income, and a home in Shelter Bay, I am selling because I can no longer maintain it physically or financially. I am one of many who falls through the cracks in society … Teaching art at Senior Centers and drawing Social Security puts me just above poverty line but not enough income for rentals or sales that are affordable.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019


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