Opinion

Some surprises can be piercing

Surprises. You gotta’ love ‘em or hate ‘em. Right?

  • Apr 21, 2009

Some work done, still more to do at course

If you’ve read these columns for any length of time, you’ll realize I’m a relatively peaceful, emotionally-balanced fellow who’s not inclined toward temper tantrums or sudden flashes of rage. In other words, I don’t play golf.

  • Apr 21, 2009

Tea parties send familiar message

Something wonderfully ironic happened last week at the state capitol: a sales tax increase of 3/10 of one cent was formally proposed by leading legislators on April 15. The irony isn’t that it was unveiled on tax day. It’s that 200 feet away, the bigest rally at the capitol in five years was protesting – higher taxes.

  • Apr 21, 2009

Some surprises can be piercing

Surprises. You gotta’ love ‘em or hate ‘em. Right?

  • Apr 21, 2009

Some work done, still more to do at course

If you’ve read these columns for any length of time, you’ll realize I’m a relatively peaceful, emotionally-balanced fellow who’s not inclined toward temper tantrums or sudden flashes of rage. In other words, I don’t play golf.

  • Apr 21, 2009

Tea parties send familiar message

Something wonderfully ironic happened last week at the state capitol: a sales tax increase of 3/10 of one cent was formally proposed by leading legislators on April 15. The irony isn’t that it was unveiled on tax day. It’s that 200 feet away, the bigest rally at the capitol in five years was protesting – higher taxes.

  • Apr 21, 2009

Surprises can be matter of attitude

Surprises. You gotta’ love ‘em or hate ‘em. Right?

Summer events will take place in Sumner

Boy, do I like it when the sun comes out! There’s so much to do and plan for in the coming months and when the sun comes out, it seems sunny dispositions do as well. And when you combine good dispositions with our volunteers, that’s a sure fire recipe for fun events in downtown Sumner.

Tax revolt could alter politics

Something wonderfully ironic happened last week at the state capitol: a sales tax increase of 3/10 of one cent was formally proposed by leading legislators on April 15. The irony isn’t that it was unveiled on tax day. It’s that 200 feet away, the bigest rally at the capitol in five years was protesting – higher taxes.

Look beyond appearance to hear the voice

You very likely have heard about, if not seen, the remarkable video of a 47 year-old Scottish woman named Susan Boyle. It all stems from her appearance on a show across the pond called “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Are we safer if everyone is armed?

Is our society safer or less safe because of guns?

  • Apr 14, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to Dr. Mark J. Snell (Courier-Herald, letter to the editor, April 1) for staying true to the medical profession’s first principle, “do no harm.”

Wrapping up the Daffodil Festival

Though I know you are probably weary of hearing about the Daffodil Festival, no great event is complete without the ever popular “wrap-up” meeting where folks in the know discuss the good, the bad and the solutions. I was fortunate enough to attend two wrap-up meetings regarding the parade this week.

Do gun laws put us at risk?

Is our society safer or less safe because of guns?

Lamenting the wrong pronunciation

My next door neighbor recently told me that he began to ‘horripilate’ while watching local TV news last week. I said, “Gee, that’s too bad” – and then immediately ducked into my house to look up the word “horripilate.”

It’s just not that easy going green

It’s not easy being green.

Give thanks to Scots for city’s 18-hole jewel

Around 400 A.D., give or take a few years, the Roman legions retreated from the northern British Isles, leaving behind a scattered collection of relatively peaceful, Christian people known as Celts. Shortly thereafter, the Celts were invaded by pagan, barbaric hordes of Anglo-Saxons out of northern Europe. Apparently, the Celts, as best they could, tried to defend themselves. This was the darkest era of the Dark Ages, where history blends into myth, giving rise to semilegendary figures like King Arthur.

  • Apr 14, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Writer stayed true to principle of profession

  • Apr 7, 2009

Thiel was at forefront of dominant program

What is there about Enumclaw High School’s wrestling program?

  • Apr 7, 2009