Opinion

PAT NEAL: Will the Sasquatch ascend the cryptid throne?

IT MUST HAVE been a slow day at the Legislature. Somebody cracked…

 

PAT NEAL: Don’t get suckered in by sunshine

IT WAS DAYLIGHT on the river. Something had gone terribly wrong. Maybe…

 

PAT NEAL: Cabin fever cure, the alternative

IT’S OFFICIAL. THE cabin-fever season has officially attacked the North Olympic Peninsula…

 

POINT OF VIEW: A challenging voice among voices

I HAVE TAKEN an internal Hippocratic oath of choir participation: At first,…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Stretching a hand from Forks to India

SOME PEOPLE TEACH and find ways to learn no matter where they…

PAT NEAL: A saga of mice and me

I CONSIDER MYSELF a humane person. I brake for crows. I swerve…

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Serenity in accepting things as they are

AT FIRST, IT just felt like a crazy new year. It took…

PAT NEAL: Steelhead fishing’s last bastion gasping

I KNEW IT was the end when a low-holing, fly-flogging fishing guide…

PAT NEAL: Leave your garbage-bag rain gear at home

THE RECENT MARTIN Luther King Jr. holiday is a three-day weekend that…

PAT NEAL: Rest in peace, Granny

THEY SAY THE good die young, but there are exceptions. The oldest…

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Community celebrates drugstore owner

“STAN THE MAN.” So read the words in the center of a…

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Dancing magic in New Zealand

I’M NOT UNLIKE many professional artists. My work means piecing together a…

PAT NEAL: For deep snow, tread back in history

THE HISTORY OF the Earth goes back billions of years. The history…

PAT NEAL: Lions and tigers and log cabins, oh my!

IT WAS A gratifying end to the old year and a hopeful…

WEST END NEIGHBOR: World of winter break’s a stage

IF I DON’T time it right, I’ll never get into my own…

PAT NEAL: An Olympic Peninsula pioneer’s Christmas

SOMETIMES, WHEN FEELING overwhelmed by the stress of the modern holiday season,…

PAT NEAL: Harkening back to the Christmas letter

THIS IS A special time of year when the joy and warmth…

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Holiday displays light up West End

THE SUN HAS set, darkness has overcome the road. Coming up Fairholm…

PAT NEAL: Defeating Japan in World War II a family fight

“DEC. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy …”…

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Celebrating the season post-election

THIS IS HOW the season finds me: determined, ear-to-ear, not to let…