OUR VIEW: A little more about that editorial cartoon

THE EDITORIAL CARTOON published on the Commentary page in the Peninsula Daily News on Tuesday was a nationally syndicated cartoon descriptive of a national conversation.… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: The end of the last frontier

IN LAST WEEK’S episode of heroes and villains of the North Olympic Peninsula, Victor Smith, a city father of Port Angeles, hanged in effigy in… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: Olympic heroes or villains continued

IN LAST WEEK’S episode, we were reviewing a number of historic individuals who could be considered heroes or villains depending on your point of view.… Continue reading

 

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Dead-on Dana and the dance party

DANA SULLIVAN, SPARK plug of a guy, is not tamped down by these times. I read his book, “Dead Max Comix,” meant for middle-schoolers, and… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula heroes

ON JULY 3, President Donald Trump proposed a “National Garden of American Heroes.” The proposed national monument would feature the greatest Americans to ever live.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: There walks a logger

IT WAS THAT great American philosopher Buzz Martin, also known as “The Singing Logger,” who said, “There walks a logger, there walks a man.” I… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The physics of waiting

and heard — musician Emma Weller, she was among the youngsters giving me reasons to hope for the future.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Happy Fourth of July

AT THIS TIME of year, we like to feel proud to be Americans. They say there’s a lot wrong with this country, but compared to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: My cow-riding rodeo career

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER like the roar of the lawn mower, the spike in seasonally-adjusted gas prices and the most priceless air pollution I know, the… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A neighborhood goddess

WALKING ONE NIGHT in my neighborhood, I saw an image and a message that widened my eyes. “Attention Citizen!” proclaimed the poster with the ferocious… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A sorry individual

IT WAS THAT great American philosopher John Wayne who spoke these immortal words, “Never apologize and never explain. It’s a sign of weakness.” That’s from… Continue reading

Peninsula College adapts to pandemic

WORKING FROM HIS home studio, Peninsula College Ceramics Instructor Steve Belz records ceramics demonstrations and raw materials lab lectures for his nine students. It’s also… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The coming crisis

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. We live in a time when people tend to blame the media for bad news, but all… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Take it slow toward a new groove

AMID THE COUNTY-STATE-NATIONAL recovery, what about a personal reopening? Jessie Young and Chandra Johnson, women who spent their girlhoods with the Olympic Mountains as their… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Thunderbird and the railroad

MAYBE THERE’S NO such thing as the good old days, but then again, disturbing days of the present can make you wonder what time in… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: Memorial Day

THAT WAS THE best Memorial Day ever. We may be under a coronavirus lockdown, but all it really took was a little can’t-do attitude to… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Essential: work, mothering, reading

STEPHANIE LAND, AUTHOR of the bestselling “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” granted me a 15-minute interview. I’d just read… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: Boomer remover review

Imagine a view from a ridge top high in the mountains. It looks like someplace up the Dungeness, where there’s nothing but bare rock without… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Change rules for reopening

Safe reopening could be done more quickly

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: A new reason to stay home

JUST WHEN YOU thought things couldn’t get any worse, we got another good reason to stay home, locked in isolation for the foreseeable future. The… Continue reading