Visiting Santa Cruz de la Laguna, Guatemala

  • Apr 17, 2014 at 2:23PM

Many of us support international development organizations with our donations, but rarely get to observe their work firsthand. Recently several Lopezians converged at Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala, to see Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation in action.


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Three-step fix for ferry system | Guest column

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 4:30PM

The level of unpredictability and lack of ferry service in recent months is unacceptable. As a frequent ferry commuter myself, I share the frustration other riders have with the inconsistent and uneven service. I also agree that the responsibility for this lies not as much with Washington State Ferries, but right here in Olympia.

Ferries, keep us informed | Guest column

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 8:00AM

Most of us in the islands are concerned about the ongoing problems with the Sealth, one of three mainland ferries, which is undergoing lengthy repairs in Anacortes.

Straight talk on the subject of meditation | Guest column

  • Mar 3, 2014 at 2:59PM

When I was 26 I signed up for my first 10-day silent meditation retreat. My mother’s response was “Why on earth would you want to sit around and think for 10 days?” Right, why would I? The truth is, “thinking” is not what meditation teaches. I get plenty of that everywhere else!

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Auditor to seek re-election | Guest column

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 10:02AM

If you’d asked me 20 years ago if I would ever consider running for office, I would have laughed at the idea.

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