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There are many ways to water a garden: standing over plants or grass with a hose and a gentle spray nozzle every evening dragging hoses around and placing a sprinkler using an oscillating … more
There are two species of migratory, insect-eating birds that I look up to, mainly because they are only seen when flying in the sky above me. The legs and feet of both species are weak and used … more
We are now a little over halfway through 2022, which is when I like to look at where we have been and are headed. According to an article in Forbes Personal Finance section,  Social Security … more
The other day I met someone who was in the process of moving to Texas from here. I am a bit ashamed of myself because I involuntarily asked them in a more accusatory manner than intended “why … more
To the Editor: Personal comment on the “balanced year”. We experienced this one time while stationed at Fort Knox, KY in a DoDEA [Department of Defense Education … more
This week Gary Ritchie led a one-person tour of the Centennial Rose Garden on the grounds of the Schmidt Mansion in Tumwater. The stroll among the roses was prompted by the garden reaching its … more
There are huge numbers of Double-crested Cormorants now nesting along the east side of Woodard Bay. The parents are visiting their chicks, now hatched and issuing a steady loud chorus of begging … more
I called my sister, who lives in Phoenix, the other day to wish her a happy birthday. She was diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer’s Disease and has steadily gone downhill in the past … more
Lots of local nonprofit news this week, so let's get right to it! Make Your Vote Count! Did you get your Thurston County ballot? The primary election ends on Tuesday, August 2, so it's a good … more
To the City of Tumwater: We object to Port-Panattoni plans to build a megawarehouse in our neighborhood. Hundreds of comments representing thousands of Thurston County taxpayers have raised … more
Dear Lexis, It's been years since my last relationship. The relationships have never been serious either and I'm starting to wonder if I will ever find someone to spend my life with. I used to … more
The summer solstice has passed, and so has the fourth of July. In a couple of days, even Lakefair will be over. (And whether you love Lakefair or not, what a welcome sign of semi-normal life it … more
Until the pandemic, the Nisqually Land Trust provided annual raft trips down the Nisqually River each year in late July, when it’s sunny and warm and the river is still fairly high. These … more
Summer has finally arrived. Lakefair starts today and I am reminded of what one of my co-workers at the Olympia Host Lions Burger Den told me two years ago when we were outside, baking in the sun, … more
Last week, my husband and I were scouting places to “put in” and “take out” our kayaks when we ended up at the Luhr’s Landing Access Area at the Nisqually Reach Aquatic … more
Dear Readers, Today I want to talk about an uncomfortable subject, bias. This includes things like racism, sexism, ageism, bias against sexual preferences or religion, and pretty much any other … more
Years ago, I finally gave up hating morning glories – possibly the world’s most persistent weed. I had to work at it but, eventually, reason prevailed over frustration. I still try to get … more
Some Wetland Birds By George Walter This past weekend I realized something – no matter where I go, there are birds sharing my world with me. What a joy I felt! We walked on the Chehalis … more
After the COVID pandemic caused the complete cancellation of the 2020 festival, and forced a diminished 2021 festival, the Capitalarians are back in force again. Beginning one week from today and … more
Okay, I get it. The city wants to incentivize the building of housing into specific areas, such as downtown or near the Capital Mall. How do the city council do it? They identify areas to improve … more
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