PAT NEAL: A history of pandemics

IN LAST WEEK’S episode, we were discovering Discovery Bay, a favorite scenic waterway known for its beauty ever since Captain Vancouver anchored up in 1792.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Discovering Discovery Bay

IT WAS GOING to be one of those days. With the razor clam season shut down, the blackmouth salmon season shut down and the steelhead… Continue reading

LETTER: Reasonable debate

Reasonable debate It’s time for a reasonable debate on the issues that divide our country. This should be held topic by topic on national TV… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021

LETTER: PA Clinic, Wow

PA clinic: Wow We’d like to gratefully acknowledge those who laid the groundwork for and logistically orchestrated this past weekend’s COVID vaccinations for seniors. Port… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021

LETTER: The Weight of Words

The weight of words While reading the scripture selections for this Sunday from the Common Lectionary, shared by Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans and Methodists, a particularly… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center gallery and program director Sarah Jane, right, helps fellow artist Katherine Shaughnessy position her installation, "Tempest Tost," on the roof of the arts center in late 2019. The piece is back on the roof for this season's Wintertide show in and around the Webster's Woods park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Show offers light in winter woods

except maybe the trees. I was free to enjoy the way… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2021
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center gallery and program director Sarah Jane, right, helps fellow artist Katherine Shaughnessy position her installation, "Tempest Tost," on the roof of the arts center in late 2019. The piece is back on the roof for this season's Wintertide show in and around the Webster's Woods park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

PAT NEAL: A short history of hurricanes

IT WAS A dark and stormy night. The wind roared through the timber like a freight train. I thought it would rip the roof off… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Digging the Ozette potato

POTATOES MUST BE my favorite thing to dig, next to clams, but clam season is closed so I’m digging potatoes. I know what you’re thinking,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Public’s business handled in private

THE SECRET SOCIETY of Sequim is in session. Both the Sequim City Council and the Sequim School Board are taking actions of great importance to… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2021
The author of “Crazy Brave” will give a Peninsula College Studium Generale talk Jan. 28 via Zoom.

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Elusive poet to open up online

I TRIED TWICE to arrange a phone interview with Joy Harjo, the artist, musician and U.S. Poet Laureate. Wonder of wonders, she’ll give a Peninsula… Continue reading

The author of “Crazy Brave” will give a Peninsula College Studium Generale talk Jan. 28 via Zoom.

PAT NEAL: Going down the sucker hole

IT WAS GOING to be one of those days. I remember it like it was yesterday, because maybe it was. It all started with a… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Yet another bad idea

THAT WAS YET another bad idea in last week’s column. When out of concern for the well-being of our fellow sportsmen and women who pursue… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Epiphanies: They’re in there

TODAY IS EPIPHANY, aka Three Kings Day. On the Christian calendar, Jan. 6 is when the Magi discovered the baby Jesus had been born, and… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Steelhead season’s sinking feeling

EVEN WITH GLOBAL warming, January is the coldest month. When all the rabid chickens come home to roost. When the slings and arrows of outrageous… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: New Year’s resolutions

OFTEN, NEW YEAR’S resolutions that seem like a good idea on New Year’s Eve can seem like a bad idea in the harsh light of… Continue reading

LETTER: Seek Peace

How sad to see the Dec. 14 letter about no unity, ever, not gonna happen attitude. Does the writer mean, by “all Democrats,” the 80… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2020

PAT NEAL: Christmas of yesteryear

IT WAS DAYLIGHT in the swamp on the shortest day of the year. Christmas was coming and I wanted to get a goose for Christmas… Continue reading

EDITOR’S VIEW: Outrageous Facebook claims include attacks on vaccine

EVER PLAY THE game of Telephone? I did when I was younger. A group of people would sit side-by-side in a circle and one person… Continue reading

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Trip of a lifetime traces family roots

TWO YEARS AGO this week, I had a few surprises. First, I found out my trip to Mexico coincided with the Feast of Our Lady… Continue reading

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

PAT NEAL: The fish and game commission is irrelevant

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news as the Washington Fish and Game Commission passed more laws restricting steelhead fishing on the waters of… Continue reading