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

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A visit with a long-lost brother

CONSIDER THE HUG. Or as I’m inspired to do, reminisce about one that came as a complete surprise. In late 2018, I found my long-lost… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: A crop of hope

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. The governor extended the stay-at-home order for another month. It was a tough call, but these are… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The quarantine conundrum

IT WAS GOING to be one of those days. You know the ones, where you’re just about fed up with everything and everybody and you… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: The Boomer Remover

IT WAS A day I’ll never forget. I remember it like it was yesterday. Maybe it was yesterday. How would I know? After a month… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Hope, healing and a spring break

THE EASTER BONNIE, aka Bonnie Schmidt of Port Angeles, gave her preschoolers little baskets of farewell last week. On the porch of her Little Rhythms… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

PAT NEAL: Quarantine chronicles: The herd

THERE’S A LOT of talk these days about the “herd.” This is in reference to herd immunity, the theory that if enough of a human… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

PAT NEAL: The quarantine chronicles continued

SOMETIMES IT SEEMS like living in today’s modern world is a lot like having a flock of woodpeckers live in your head. Many choose to… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020

PAT NEAL: The quarantine chronicles

IT WAS GOING to be one of those days. More precisely, day one of the coronavirus self-isolation quarantine. Or maybe it was day two or… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Dancing on, together and apart

I’LL TAKE MY cue from these youngsters. The Ballet Workshop’s 50th anniversary Ballet Gala, a triumphant celebration of live music and dance in Port Angeles,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Herd mentality when there’s more than enough hay

IT WAS DAYLIGHT in the swamp. I was already late for a very important date. Breakfast with the ladies. They consider breakfast the most important… Continue reading

LETTER: Residents of Clallam County

We know that many of you are now out of work, or missing a season of your favorite sport, or working longer-than-usual shifts and missing… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: At home on a two-way street

THESE “LESSONS” WON’T apply to me, I thought. “House Lessons,” the new memoir from bestselling local author Erica Bauermeister, starts out about her renovation of… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Skunk Cabbage Festival canceled

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. It was revealed that the Oil City Skunk Cabbage Festival scheduled for April 1 was canceled due… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Jefferson Healthcare responds to COVID-19

JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE PLANNED to deal with several challenging issues in 2020. A pandemic, however was not on this list. Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson Healthcare… Continue reading

EDC UPDATE: Women-owned businesses add value to economy

By Colleen McAleer Economic Development Corp. March is Women’s History Month, a month that highlights the contributions women have made to our history, economy, culture… Continue reading