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Dear Lexis, I seem to be suffering from chronic laziness lately. I’m not sure what the problem is, I know that I need to get several things done, but every time I think about it, I find … more
Dear Mayor and City Council Members:  When we moved to Olympia a year ago we were delighted that we would be living in a community with folks whose values aligned with ours, where our … more
Is there anything or one more loyal than a dog? More independent that a cat? More beautiful than an aquarium filled with amazingly colored fish? Seniors take their pets very seriously. We pamper, … more
Dear Commissioners Edwards, Mejia, and Menser, Thank you for your resolution declaring racism a crisis in Thurston County. We want to highlight one issue that needs immediate attention. Last … more
It’s no secret that the homeless camps generate a lot of interest, frustration, concern, and a whole range of emotions from local folks.  Seems there are almost as many ideas of what to do … more
Dear Lexis, I want to believe that everything is always working out for me, as you teach, but it just doesn’t seem to work. I feel like this belief is rooted in the belief that the universe … more
If I let my mind wander, (and I often do) it comes back with a plethora of strange and wonderful questions…for instance; who came up with the idea of mustard? How many mustard seeds does it … more
Dear Lexis, I’ve been struggling with my temper lately. I find myself more and more on edge and I don’t understand why. I’ve had a lot of requests from friends for help, … more
I still don’t like litter, haven’t for a long time. I last littered while in high school. I learned that one didn’t litter, that’s very bad manners and not good for the … more
The younger set has an abbreviation for it – BFFs. The younger set has an abbreviation for almost everything these days. We old-timers prefer whole words and sentences. We have used them … more
Dear Lexis, I recently lost my job and I find myself feeling overwhelmed by uncertainty. I used to feel like things were going to work out and that my life was on track, but I don’t know … more
Dear Editor, The U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, peaceable assembly, and that ourproperty not be taken without due process. Yet local governments recently have … more
I don’t know about you but after the recent rain and snowstorms, I am ready for spring. Now I know it won’t arrive for a while but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about it … more
Dear Lexis, You mentioned a belief that you consider important for people to hold, that things are always working out for the best.  I suppose you would call this belief “hope.” … more
Seniors are very generous people. They have been giving all through their lives and are very open to sharing what they have. So, it should come as no surprise that one of the main things they share … more
Two things about me. I walk somewhere every day and I almost always carry my camera. Oh, and I love mushrooms. So, one day this early fall I was walking in my Eastside neighborhood on the … more
Washington State wants landlords to supply affordable housing, and it also wants landlords to guarantee their tenants a dwelling unit, whether or not rent is paid. These two wishes are in conflict … more
Dear Lexis, My daughter has really been struggling this year. She missed out on most of the traditional events during her senior year and had to begin her first year of college online. I recently … more
When I was a young man growing up in rural Oregon, there was a term for people like me: “gun nut.”  By my twenties I had a sizable collection of rifles, pistols and shotguns. Some … more
In another life, I was the director of programs for 20 active senior communities across the great state of Texas. My role, in a nutshell, was to offer programs and activities that would keep the … more
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