Opinion

Trying to make sense of Trump’s base

It’s all about a fear of change.

Shakespeare and sex jokes, Act III

It’s not just about The Bard at Ashland’s Shakespeare Festival.

We look forward to Neighbors Night Out every year

It’s a wonderful way to meet or caatch up with your community.

  • Aug 1, 2019

A realistic look at Mueller’s findings

We have a lot of propaganda to sift through in order to get to the truth.

Thanks to all our volunteers, cooks, and donors

Because of everyone’s help, the Black Diamond Community Center’s Hawaiian-themed cookout was a success!

  • Jul 29, 2019

Community should rise above spurt of vandalism

Let’s roll up our sleeves and repair the damage.

  • Jul 26, 2019

Organize your own Neighbors Night Out

Being a good neighbor is one way to improve your life and become a better person.

Political victory will require some humility, self-awareness

Otherwise, the victory is solely pyrrhic.

Where to find me when Armageddon strikes

Mount Rainier could erupt at any time — and I have my contingency plan all set.

Modern morality stems from the Catholic Church

Jesus Christ was preaching natural rights long before John Locke.

  • Jul 23, 2019

Transparency in government helps lobbyists

Even the most basic tenets of our government can be turned to aid those with deep pockets.

New voting system parks primary election concerns

Is VoteWA ready for its debut, live and untested?

Elfers continues to condescend

Every week, it’s the same message — “I hate Trump.”

  • Jul 15, 2019

2020 Census and the importance of being counted

Census affects everything from government representation to federal funding.

Honestly, there’s no problem defining ‘morality’

A friend challenged me about not defining morality and compassion in a recent column. I wrote about the lack of morality of the modern Republican… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019

A longtime awareness of standing on shaky ground

Anyone who has lived in the Puget Sound region for 20 years or more has experienced at least one substantial earthquake and possibly three or four.

Thank you for your kindness

It will not be forgotten.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Independence and Imperialism

America is still an imperialistic empire. That’s antithetical to the country’s values.

  • Jul 3, 2019

Elk on the Trail update

A big thank you to the entire community for your support.

  • Jul 2, 2019