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This past Sunday, December 5th, was International Volunteer Day, (#IVD2021) a project of the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV) which, according to their website, “recognizes and … more
The Tumwater City Council hearing on November 30, and the failing negotiation between the city and the Port of Olympia, is just the latest episode of a long debate about the New Market Industrial … more
Dear Reader, Last week was very unusual for my family and me. My husband and I participated in a seven-day workshop about embracing success. Then our entire family was diagnosed with COVID-19. … more
Robert Frost, in a poem called "Mending Wall," quotes his neighbor saying "Good fences make good neighbors." This quotation is widely accepted as wisdom. But what is a good fence? Does a good … more
 Well, we have survived Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are several other holidays to celebrate during this new month – Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa to mention a few, followed by the … more
Congratulations, you survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, (to my knowledge the Sunday following Thanksgiving does not have a designation except National French Toast Day), … more
Dear Readers, I wanted to take some time today to introduce you to a concept that is new to me but one that I believe could be very powerful. Danny Stusser, the publisher [and interim editor] of … more
Sunday morning dawned late, cold and foggy. You couldn’t even describe sunrise as “getting light” because it really didn’t.  It only got as far as dismal grey. It … more
Well, tomorrow is  Thanksgiving. This holiday means a lot of things to me, not the least of which is my life will now begin to fly by until I wake up on New Year’s Day. Today will be … more
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day mill. Go to work, pay bills, take care of chores around the house, rinse and repeat. It’s easy to forget that the whole reason we do these … more
Dear Lexis, My wife and I have read some of your articles, and we've been trying to implement some of the techniques (meditation and kinesthetic reprogramming), but I've found that I've had … more
If there are any among you who have not read Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White, I strongly suggest that you do so this winter. Why? Because it’s wonderful.  And even if you have … more
Another Veterans Day has come and gone, and as usual, the memories came back. The uncle I grew up hearing about but never met because he was killed during World War II. My other uncles, who … more
Yesterday, November 15, was National Philanthropy Day. (If it seems like we have a lot of nonprofit celebration days this month, keep reading!) National Philanthropy Day signifies the importance … more
Dear Lexis, My boyfriend and I have been talking marriage, but he doesn’t have a relationship with my adolescent children. Would you recommend moving forward? Thanks,     … more
I am no expert on houseplants, but I have two long-term leafy housemates that have thrived for more than a decade. That ought to count for something, right? It took me years to figure out what … more
When I was old enough to become interested in newspapers, I sought out the fun news. The papers I chose were the ones that ran Erma Bombeck. Herb Caen was my go-to guy in the San Francisco Chronicle. … more
Are you starting to feel the holiday spirit? I suspect, along with the ads you are getting a few nonprofit solicitations as well. Some may be requesting donations; others may be inviting you to … more
 Dear Lexis, My husband has a really hard time understanding his emotions. It wouldn’t be a problem except for this lack of clarity makes it really hard for him to make decisions. He … more
Fall is falling faster since November got underway. Its glorious colors are moving from up in the trees to down on the ground. The infernal howl of leaf blowers is upon us. ‘Tis the season for … more
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