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Coast Chronicles: April Is the coolest month
Coast Chronicles: April Is the coolest month

Where do we start with this winter going on into spring thing? I admit we’ve had, OK, two whole days in a row of sun, but we are owed big time from Mother Nature this year. Or are we? Us humans have been majorly mis-behavin’ on planet...

Our second adoption: An adventure of surprise and wonder
Our second adoption: An adventure of surprise and wonder

Adoptive parents don’t usually meet the foster mother, but we did, once, briefly. We got off the elevator and a sweet-faced woman, eager to get on, crashed right into us … wham! She’d brought the baby in, lingered a little long,...

Coast Chronicles: Identifying Pacific County’s heirloom fruit trees
Coast Chronicles: Identifying Pacific County’s heirloom fruit trees

I’ve been talking a lot about trees lately and when I think of trees I generally think of the giants — the spruces, pines and firs — that shelter us and provide habitat for our wild neighbors. But there is another type of tree...

Animal Shelter Report: SOS for German shepherd lovers
Pet Shelter Report 4/12
Here we go again: Another useless war

Unless you live in a hole, you know that last week our country fired 50 missiles on Syria. Reactions ranged from four-letter words to “here we go.”

The reason behind the attack supposedly the Syrian government’s use of a...

Elementary, my dear…
The next best thing to time travel
Elementary, my dear… The next best thing to time travel
Sydney - Column 4/5
Coast Chronicles: One hour in the woods
Coast Chronicles: One hour in the woods

Friday a strange, unusually radiant orb began sending little beams of itself down to the earth through the trees, and, suddenly, we had to take our jackets off. Mole-like we covered our eyes and, more than a little frightened, scurried into the crotch...

Writer’s Notebook: Confessions of a notorious dilettante
Writer’s Notebook: Confessions of a notorious dilettante
A blue banjo and the wonder of learning
Animal Shelter Report: These sweet lonely kitties need your love
Animal Shelter Report: These sweet lonely kitties need your love
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Coast Chronicles: On the beach side
Coast Chronicles: On the beach side

No matter how many folks have tried to explain why we on the Peninsula are south county and you across the bay are north county it still makes no sense to me. Look, we’re west and you’re east, OK? But, as we know, long-standing...

Guest Column: Reasons behind the lack of funds for Pacific County

I have lived here all my life and while some people are watching reality TV, I’m reading history books, and I think this gives me some insight into what has happened here.

Firstly, this area has never thrived in the sense that good...

Romantic comedy to hospital drama … but things are still good

Last year was a rollercoaster for most of us. It’s a common sentiment among internet-dwellers that it was the worst year in history. Check the memes — they back me up.

Not to brag, but mine was worse.

Let’s begin at...

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