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Hey Lexis, What are your thoughts on coaches? Are they worth the cost? Thanks, Looking in Tumwater   Dear Looking, I believe there is the potential for value in a coach, but it … more
Bee-friendly gardens have been in the spotlight for the past several years, and now the focus has widened to focus on a bigger idea: biodiversity in our gardens. The state’s Fish and … more
Human kindness has no age limit. Young, old and in-between can participate. Random acts of kindness may go unrecognized but not unappreciated. And it has been my personal experience that those who … more
I know, the weather is perfect. You need to get your home prepped for the coming rain. There’s football and BASEBALL PLAYOFFS to watch for the first time in 19 years. However, if you can stand … more
Last night I stayed up late to watch the first episode of “Alaska Daily,” the new dramatic series on KOMO TV, channel 4 or 104, Seattle’s ABC affiliate. So far it features the … more
So much in life is determined by the trend, the direction we are heading in, and paying attention over time illuminates how we are doing.  Climate change is like that, it happens very slowly, … more
Dear Readers, This month has been a very interesting month for me. Angus and I started implementing some new habits, and it’s been curious how immediately we’ve started to see results. … more
This week we conclude our 3-part series on pelagic birds, commonly called seabirds. Liam Hutcheson is again my co-author. There is a family of seabirds in coastal, and offshore Washington waters … more
An opinionated reader writes that “the geologic record suggests to me that all species are initially ‘invasive’ and that all species eventually become extinct. Himalayan … more
October is my favorite month of the year. I enjoy the moderate weather, the beautiful colorful leaves that adorn the trees, the shorter days and longer nights and all the holiday festivities that … more
Last week, Hurricane Ian obliterated communities in Florida. As of today, according to CNN, at least 102 people have been reported killed by the hurricane in Florida – 55 of them in Lee County, … more
Dear Lexis, What is the best tool you’ve ever heard of for changing your life? Thanks, Curious in Olympia Dear Curious, That’s a great question, and I would say that the … more
At this time of the year, most gardeners are getting tired of gardening and beginning to look forward to the cozier indoor pursuits of shorter days and darker evenings. I think our gardens might … more
This week we will continue our series on pelagic birds, commonly called seabirds. Liam Hutcheson is again my co-author. One of the most delightful birds to see out on the ocean are the Storm … more
Dear JOLT Readers: According to an article in The Olympian, the Port of Olympia is dragging its feet on getting substantial public input for its next contract with Weyerhaeuser when it expires … more
In less than two weeks, the State will choose one of three sites they want to create an airport the size of SeaTac. A location near Rainier in Thurston County is one of them. The State … more
I recently discovered a “new” newsletter from AARP called The Ethel, a free, weekly lifestyle newsletter inspired by  AARP's amazing founder, Ethel Percy Andrus. And I must say I … more
I was in a store and noticed that Halloween decorations were merging with the Thanksgiving décor, followed closely by the Christmas onslaught. For the nonprofit sector, the holiday season is … more
Yesterday a friend pointed out something I had never noticed: This is the time of year when Himalayan blackberry bushes – one of our most common invasive species – send out long, arching … more
Pelagic Birds – Part 1 September and October are fairly boring months for local bird watching. So, as a change of pace, we are writing over the next few weeks about, and providing … more
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