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Optimism is vital as we age | Guest column

  • Aug 18, 2015 at 10:04AM

I met a delightful man some years ago whose optimism in the face of adversity was inspiring. He attended a workshop on memory loss that I facilitated, then volunteered for a quick memory test afterward.

 

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What it means to be a juror

  • Aug 12, 2015 at 9:48AM

It’s one of the most dreaded pieces of mail you can get: a jury summons. With a grimace, you think of what that little postcard means – time off work, rearranging appointments and having to take the ferry to Friday Harbor.

Lopez pharmacy saves the day | Guest column

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 11:03AM

I noticed a rash appearing on my neck on a Friday - it was itchy and I thought it was bug bites. I was on the Anacortes/Lopez ferry, and I was scratching my neck all the way home.

Navy denies jet noise harm | Guest column

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 4:19PM

The Navy is being criticized for its response to citizens seeking a preliminary injunction to halt “ongoing and irreparable injury” from the “noise assault” by the jets based at Whidbey Naval Air Station. The EA-18G Growler jets are the loudest jets to fly and are the source of noise complaints.

Me, you and a beautiful plant named bamboo

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 2:09PM

Then it’s time to put on your gloves and fertilize your dazzling perennial shrubs. With an optimistic outlook, I’ve planted lilac colored dahlias, deep pink peonies and a fascinatingly fragrant foxtail lily (Eremurus stenophyllus).

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