I was a young man, or so it seemed, when writing first stories on the Land and Water Conservation Fund … Continue reading The Great American Outdoors Act: A landmark conservation victory
The North Cascades have lots and lots of habitat, need grizzly bears. Starting at Stevens Pass and going north to … Continue reading Majestic North Cascades would benefit from the reintroduction of the grizzly bear
As an observant Catholic, I am experiencing mounting sorrow (a phrase coined by Vatican in 1930s) at today’s U.S. Supreme … Continue reading The Supreme Court has sanctioned discrimination by the Catholic Church. How should Catholics respond?
On Independence Day, I often turn to James McPherson’s Pulitzer winning Civil War account Battle Cry of Freedom. ‘Thought this … Continue reading Battle Cry of Freedom: An Independence Day favorite
The first day of retirement is day of renewed citizenship. I can donate to causes and candidates that I formerly … Continue reading Retired, at last… and free to support a few worthy causes!
As my last week before retirement begins, I want to reach out and thank my Canadian and British Columbian readers. … Continue reading A heartfelt thank you to my Canadian readers
It’s wet on Whidbey this morning. I am listening to Cliff Mass on KNKX talk about our soggy weekend weather. … Continue reading If you cook your goose, it helps when the result is a delicious meal
My taxpayer dollars at work. Signs reading “Fix This Street” sprouted along bumpy Madison in 2006 when City Hall went … Continue reading Madison repaved? It’s a miracle!
I woke up this morning to steady rain and big drips. NPR’s Weekend Edition was leading with latest Trump purge, … Continue reading Senator Collins responds to Trump’s misdeeds with yet another finger wag