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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
Ah, what a beautiful day! The air has that magical quality it sometimes gets in spring, a caressing softness on the skin. The buds on the plum trees are swelling, and the robins have ascended to the … 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
We are halfway through February and have not yet focused on Black History Month. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize … more
Dear Lexis, Why is it that you think that beliefs are so important?  Thanks,           ~ Curious in Tumwater Dear Curious, That is an excellent question. … more
Last week I wrote about composting, which I thought was a pretty simple project: make a pile of garden waste, chicken, rabbit, horse or cow manure and food scraps, mix things up, keep it moist, cover … more
Hello Thurston County! Finally, we are seeing COVID-19 cases fall after the Omicron surge, however, our COVID-19 transmission rates still remain high. I wanted to share with you some of the recent … more
February is a very important month with many reasons to celebrate. I always learn something new during Black History Month and this year was no different. This year, for instance, I learned Dr. … more
This is a busy week! With the Super Bowl and Olympics not to mention the NBA, NHL, and NCAA in full force as well as the MLB contract talks (not going well) it’s hard to focus on other things … more
Dear Lexis, I really want a boyfriend but I can’t seem to find anybody. ~ Lonely in Olympia Dear Lonely in Olympia, I know how challenging it can be to want a relationship and not … more
If you have a lot of space, composting is easy: you make a big pile of all your chicken or livestock manure, straw, kitchen scraps, weeds, grass clippings, and other garden debris, water it down, and … more
Dear Sam, Laurie, and Jessica: The legislature, in my opinion, has taken progressive steps backward on housing.  That is while trying to do the right thing for renters, you are sometimes … more
Around 50 years ago, I worked for a class A department store in California. I started as a sales clerk and was quickly promoted to assistant department manager. Three months later, I was given my … more
Greetings and Happy Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year). The Lunar New Year begins in East Asia on the second new Moon after the winter solstice - between January 21 and February 20. This … more
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