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An Old Dog’s Tale: Changing seasons remind us we are ‘citizens of time’
An Old Dog’s Tale: Changing seasons remind us we are ‘citizens of time’
Old Dog's Tale Springtime 2/22

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Coast Chronicles: Dressing the winter garden
Coast Chronicles: Dressing the winter garden

When I first heard that phase — “dressing the winter garden” — from the lips of artist Kris Sader my mind wandered into several possibilities. Salad dressing — oil and vinegar on winter kale? Dressing down the garden...

Guest Column: Want to sound profound?

When Presidential candidate Ben Carson tweeted “Amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic,” many Americans were impressed. That “deep” insight made me wonder why I, too, couldn’t articulate something...

Coast Chronicles: International politics roil Oysterville residency
Coast Chronicles: International politics roil Oysterville residency

On Jan. 27, the Trump administration — without input from either Homeland Security or the Department of Defense — signed the “Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,”...

Adventures in ‘lexia’: That seagull’s got his boots on backwards
Adventures in ‘lexia’: That seagull’s got his boots on backwards

One seagull is taking a walk, and we follow. He’s heading home in no big rush, above the high tide mark. He waddles — or toddles — in a nice duck-like way, and he doesn’t seem to mind that we’re trailing him. We...

Animal Shelter Report: Little terrier duo looking for your love
Animal Shelter Report: Little terrier duo looking for your love

Meet Carmel and Latte — two little terrier sisters who are so scruffy that they are adorable. We got these little guys when they were transported out of a shelter with a high euthanasia rate. It is just too sad to think these young sisters...

Guest Comment: Fix digital divide in rural America

The internet is now considered a basic human right; it is how people find employment, handle their finances, receive an education, work, and receive medical care.

However, not everyone is able to use the internet to its full potential, due...

Coast Chronicles: Whither the weather?
Coast Chronicles: Whither the weather?

Everybody loves to talk about the weather — it’s the topic of last resort in any conversation, at the grocery store, the post office, on the phone — because we’re all in it together. And this year, winter has been a doozy...

Elementary, my dear: Oscar Madison — My kinda guy!
Elementary, my dear: Oscar Madison — My kinda guy!
Elementary my Dear: Sydney Stevens