DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Lines, stories, movies: They’re all connected

“MY NORMAL FRIENDS say to me, ‘Oh, no, you have to stand in those lines.’ But that’s the best part,” Jane Julian said to me… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: Tips on getting lost

IT WAS THAT great American philosopher Daniel Boone who said, “I have never been lost but I was bewildered once for three days.” Of course,… Continue reading

 

Point of View: LWV studies, supports Healing Campus

By Linda Benson The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: Things could be worse

THERE ARE FEW sounds more comforting than the steady drumming of heavy rain on the roof. Still, some people have a phobic reaction to rain.… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: From one THING to another

THIS FESTIVAL THING is out of control. And that’s good. Once upon a time in many parts of the world, there began feast days to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Wooden boat worries

IT’S TIME for the 43rd annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Wooden boats are an integral part of our history. Native Americans started building wooden… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Backpacking tips

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE like the freedom of the hills, with the mountains spread before you in a scenic tableau of snow and rocky meadows stretching… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Seeing the place anew

THE DAY BEGAN with a deep breath before a stand of tall trees. At the entrance to Chetzemoka Park, Port Townsend’s 6.5-acre swath of loveliness,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: So sad to see them go

IT’S SAD TO see an old friend go away. It begs the question, if they’re leaving why should I stay? It brings the sullen realization… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Moving Mom to Port Angeles

“Would Simba ever settle in to the noise of car and highway?” I asked myself again as the cat’s voice penetrated my thoughts from her… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The tourist’s revenge

IN LAST WEEK’S column, I was making fun of the silly questions that tourists ask. While it’s fun to have fun with tourists for asking,… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: This is us — handle with care

TALKING ABOUT THIS is uncomfortable: On that we can all agree. Yet each morning last week, a theater full of people talked about race, theft… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: More frequently asked tourist questions

WHETHER IT’S AN effect of climate change, the economy or the internet it has become apparent that we are in the middle of one of… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: No punchline to mask sadness, grief

THE CALL FROM Highland Court in Port Angeles telling me my dad had died felt surreal. It was July 28 and all week, we had… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Root hog or die

“ROOT HOG OR die.” If I had a dollar for every time I heard my aunt Stella say that, I would never have picked berries… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The future of fishing

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. Cooke Aquaculture announced plans to begin raising steelhead in net pens in Washington state waters. This follows… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Keeping a tradition alive

Vivian Lee of the Hoh Tribe laughed when she told me her favorite story to tell kids is of Duskia, “the witch woman who wanders… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Medication-assisted treatment clinic plans described

I WOULD LIKE to take a moment to provide a factual context for the Jamestown S’Klallam’s proposed medication-assisted treatment project. There has been misinformation circulating… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Stepping into the river of dancers

CLOSE YOUR EYES, and allow yourself to float in your partner’s arms. This is not the time for thinking. And if you start to talk… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The space race

THIS IS A momentous week in the history of the United States. It was just 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, that America put… Continue reading