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Well, the world has run amuck again. A new war raging overseas will ultimately impact everyone in some form. Gas prices, food shortages, homes and lives lost – the list goes on and on. We … more
Sunday marked the first day of Spring. Already I am anxious to get dirt under my fingernails; however, I am being careful not to make the same mistake as I did when we first moved here. (I planted … more
Dear Reader, Given the feedback I received on my column dated February 28, I saw an opportunity to provide some clarity on an important issue: the difference between empathy, sympathy, and … more
Last Saturday morning, I spent a blissful half hour sitting on my front porch drinking coffee, under a bright blue sky and the sun warming my face. But by 4 p.m., the sky had turned gray and the rain … more
Ordinarily, I am not one to indulge in doom and gloom. Thankfully the COVID pandemic has receded, masks are now, for the most part, optional, and the flu season has abated. Some things, however, … more
I’m writing today’s column from a hospital as I wait for a friend who is having a procedure done. Sitting here, I note that the receptionist answering phone calls and questions from … more
Dear Reader, I recently read the comments on my recent posts, namely the article referencing the war in Ukraine. I was surprised by the reactions, although perhaps I shouldn’t have … more
It’s my birthday month. I only take a week of it because seven other members of my family celebrate birthdays this month and three of them are in the same week. Sucks to be them. So, as I … more
Growing up, I attended an all-girls grade school and high school (I know, that explains a lot!). I recall one day we had a guest speaker. I remember the teachers were excited, so I thought this … more
Dear Lexis, I find myself depressed lately. I look at the lives of all my friends, and while I feel like I have most of the same things, for some reason, I just can’t seem to find the joy … more
A couple of weeks ago I ordered a hard to find variety of meadow rue from Breck’s website. Soon after, a Breck’s flower catalogue appeared in my mailbox, and the next hour was taken up by … more
Then…  Years ago, when I was  working with seniors doing in-home assessments, family members would often be present. The senior might or might not have been living with their … more
Recently, one of our local nonprofits has been receiving some negative media attention. Since I am not privy to the full story, I cannot commit on the details. Nevertheless, this does provide the … more
Dear Lexis, People seem really concerned about this whole Ukraine-Russia War, so I feel bad that I don’t really care. Should I care about this more, or is okay that I … more
As March comes into view, I often start to crave leaves – leaves on now-bare trees, leaves on skeletal shrubs, and leaves rising from the ground as the soil warms and perennials awaken. I … more
Whenever my friends and I get together it seems sooner or later the conversation turns to what to believe from the news and social media. There are so many conflicting stories, articles and posts. … more
For most of my life, I have lived at least six hours from the “ocean” (yes, Texans refer to the Gulf of Mexico as “the ocean”). I am greatly enamored of whales and other … more
The calendar says we’re still a month away from spring, but I think it’s lying. Crocuses and snowdrops are blooming, daffodils are well on their way, and buds are swelling everywhere you … more
 Dear Lexis, What really is boredom, and why does it matter? Sincerely,            - Turned off in Tenino  Dear TO in T90, It's an interesting … more
Feb. 16 Column The Sage Connection: I had a nice chat with Stacee Anderson (no relation) a few days ago. Stacee lives in Olympia and is a wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. Apparently, … more
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