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This Thu., Dec. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., the community is invited to support the 13th annual United Way of Thurston County's (UWTC) Drive-Up Shelter Shower. According to the UWTC website, Shelter … more
Mike Dillon retired after many years of owning as many as six community newspapers in the Seattle area. “Starting in the early 1990s, he writes “we had a columnist, Madeleine Wilde, … more
This past week has been one of the most frustrating of my time on this planet. Last Friday, my little 10-pound Shih Tzu, Bambi, started to have trouble walking. Her balance seemed off. The next … more
This past Sunday, December 5th, was International Volunteer Day, (#IVD2021) a project of the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV) which, according to their website, “recognizes and … more
Dear Reader, Last week was very unusual for my family and me. My husband and I participated in a seven-day workshop about embracing success. Then our entire family was diagnosed with COVID-19. … more
Robert Frost, in a poem called "Mending Wall," quotes his neighbor saying "Good fences make good neighbors." This quotation is widely accepted as wisdom. But what is a good fence? Does a good … more
 Well, we have survived Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are several other holidays to celebrate during this new month – Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa to mention a few, followed by the … more
Congratulations, you survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, (to my knowledge the Sunday following Thanksgiving does not have a designation except National French Toast Day), … more
Dear Readers, I wanted to take some time today to introduce you to a concept that is new to me but one that I believe could be very powerful. Danny Stusser, the publisher [and interim editor] of … more
Sunday morning dawned late, cold and foggy. You couldn’t even describe sunrise as “getting light” because it really didn’t.  It only got as far as dismal grey. It … more
Well, tomorrow is  Thanksgiving. This holiday means a lot of things to me, not the least of which is my life will now begin to fly by until I wake up on New Year’s Day. Today will be … more
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mill. Go to work, pay bills, take care of chores around the house, rinse and repeat. It’s easy to forget that the whole reason we do these … more
Dear Lexis, My wife and I have read some of your articles, and we've been trying to implement some of the techniques (meditation and kinesthetic reprogramming), but I've found that I've had … more
If there are any among you who have not read Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White, I strongly suggest that you do so this winter. Why? Because it’s wonderful.  And even if you have … more
Another Veterans Day has come and gone, and as usual, the memories came back. The uncle I grew up hearing about but never met because he was killed during World War II. My other uncles, who … more
Yesterday, November 15, was National Philanthropy Day. (If it seems like we have a lot of nonprofit celebration days this month, keep reading!) National Philanthropy Day signifies the importance … more
Dear Lexis, My boyfriend and I have been talking marriage, but he doesn’t have a relationship with my adolescent children. Would you recommend moving forward? Thanks,     … more
I am no expert on houseplants, but I have two long-term leafy housemates that have thrived for more than a decade. That ought to count for something, right? It took me years to figure out what … more
When I was old enough to become interested in newspapers, I sought out the fun news. The papers I chose were the ones that ran Erma Bombeck. Herb Caen was my go-to guy in the San Francisco Chronicle. … more
Are you starting to feel the holiday spirit? I suspect, along with the ads you are getting a few nonprofit solicitations as well. Some may be requesting donations; others may be inviting you to … more
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