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An Old Dog’s Tale: Reflections on booze and the cost it exacts
Liquor is Quicker by Wayne Downing

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Progressive politics must encompass deep respect for working people

Do you ever wonder what your role would be in a post-apocalyptic world? I do.

Why? Because I have very few real-world skills. I can dissect a piece of writing and produce a paper pretty quickly, but would books even still exist?

I can...

Coast Chronicles: 
Astoria Co-op plans another move
Coast Chronicles: Astoria Co-op plans another move

The Astoria Co-op has outgrown its pants — again. When I first arrived on the Peninsula 15 years ago, it was a suitably funky place reminiscent of the ‘60s on the corner of 14th and Duane in downtown Astoria. (Now the old co-op building...

Elementary my dear… 
Locals fight slippery slope of ‘rural gentrification’
Elementary my dear… Locals fight slippery slope of ‘rural gentrification’

In Chinook, it was sidewalks. In Long Beach, it was huge planters and pocket parks. More recently, in Ocean Park, a walking/bicycle path paralleling the highway. Bit by bit the rough-and-ready character of the Peninsula is giving way to what some call...

Coast Chronicles: 
Happy DNA day for humans and canines
Coast Chronicles: Happy DNA day for humans and canines

Several weeks ago on the kitchen table under the normal debris of life — a stack of unopened mail, bills to be paid, newspapers, a couple magazines, books — I unearthed two small boxes that I’d nearly forgotten about. They were...

Animal Shelter Report: 
Great adult dogs featured in 50% off sale
Animal Shelter Report: Great adult dogs featured in 50% off sale
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Our final adoption: Winning smiles
Our final adoption: Winning smiles
Final Adoption 8/2
Animal Shelter Report: 
Fifty percent off adoptions on pets that need your love
Animal Shelter Report: Fifty percent off adoptions on pets that need your love
Pet Report
An Old Dog’s Tale: Time behave like our hearts are filled with angels
Old Dog's Tale by 7/26
Coast Chronicles: Autobiography of a Chair
Coast Chronicles: Autobiography of a Chair

Once upon a time, I didn’t exist, and then I was born. I can’t tell you much more about this time but I just know that it happened — because here I am. Seems like it was far, far away but it might have been just too close in. I...

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