DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Love, war and sacrifice
DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Love, war and sacrifice

PAT NEAL: The Bucket List

Don’t wait until the end

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Letting the music move you

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Letting the music move you

TODAY BRINGS THE 230th live-streamed dance-fitness class put out there by courageous women in our community. It all began in late March: hip-shaking, heart-pumping frolic… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Letting the music move you

PAT NEAL: Can you eat a fish?

A TOURIST RECENTLY asked me how and where they could catch and eat a fish. This is a common question that can lead us down… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

NEW BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION in the U.S. House would aid local journalism by offering tax credits to advertisers and subscribers. The measure is supported by Congressman… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Flavors of paella come from home
DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Flavors of paella come from home

PAT NEAL: Be prepared in the wilderness

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. A woman fell off the Hurricane Ridge Road and had to be pulled 100 feet up a… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The physics of waiting

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

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

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A neighborhood goddess

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

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

Peninsula College adapts to pandemic

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