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Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15, is National Philanthropy Day. This annual observance has been designated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to celebrate giving activities by … more
The piece I wrote about my son’s visit to Providence St. Peter’s ED hit a sensitive nerve in this community.   This weekend I was called to support my son’s girlfriend … more
Nothing compliments a turkey dinner better than cranberry sauce.  We are fortunate that in Washington, fresh cranberries are grown nearby. more
Olympia has a long history of providing incentives to facilitate different types of housing throughout the city.  Its goals may include encouraging higher density to manage growth, support … more
What do you do when, in six months, you’re losing your house? Ordinarily, you would just get busy and find another one. But it’s not always that straightforward, especially when your … more
It’s just inevitable here: gardeners get wet. We all have our limits about how wet, how often, and for how long. Even those who try to avoid rain aren’t always spared; sudden, unpredicted … more
November is officially the kickoff for the holiday season for me. Time to finish up gift shopping, present wrapping, meal planning, and maybe, this year, host the cookie exchange. I was invited … more
The Holiday season has started (I mean, the giving season has started). Chances are you have already started to receive emails, texts, and snail mail urging you to give to the nonprofits that you … more
As mayor of Tenino, Wayne has really improved Tenino. The Tenino Park, and the Quarry Pool, are the best they have ever been. more
It is troubling that where a voter’s power to affect elections for candidates and issues (propositions and initiatives) is strongest, their participation is the least.  Voting in … more
In the beginning Gabrielle “Gabi” Shephard. She came to this area at age five and they stayed here after her father retired from Fort Lewis. She basically grew up at Olympic Trading … more
Our most overlooked local falcon species is the Merlin. One of its sub-species (see below) is a fairly regular sight in the winter; the Olympia Christmas Bird Count typically finds four or more … more
It’s that time of the year again. The ground is becoming littered with the signs of the season. No, not the autumnal fall of leaves blanketing our wonderful Pacific Northwest landscape: the … more
By the time we reach a certain age, most people start to give thought to their own mortality. Sometimes, if we are faced with terminal illnesses, we may want a say in the manner in which we depart … more
Happy Halloween! I don’t know what might be scaring you these days, but for me, it is not the creatures coming to our front door tonight begging for candy!  When I get despondent about … more
The Covid 19 pandemic left many people behind on healthcare follow-ups for both prevention and ongoing care of chronic conditions (with current staff shortages at every level of healthcare not … more
My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, comes later this month.  Focusing on gratitude, family, friends and, of course, great food, Thanksgiving embodies my belief that cooking is love! more
An easy pumpkin bread is simple, yet touches our senses of taste and smell in tune with the season. more
Thurston County Commissioner District 4 more
Neighbors: It’s election time! You’ve seen the yard signs, received mailers, NOW it is time to VOTE! Running for elected office is hard. All these candidates have put themselves out … more
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