Archive for December, 2009

It’s TWENTY-TEN. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Now that this minor detail is out of the way, I need to tell you about something that I feel rather strongly about.  The new year is 2010.  That is pronounced TWENTY-TEN.  I know that most of us have not been calling the last few years twenty-oh-nine and so forth.  We have […]

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M/V Coho 50th Anniversary

The ferry M/V Coho started working the waters of the Salish Sea in 1959, and since the early 1970’s has been dedicated to the auto ferry run between Port Angeles and Victoria.  Today it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of it’s first run.  Arguably, it is the most important part of the tourism industry in […]

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Christmas: The Letdown

It was the second week of September.  Just after Labor Day.  I was innocently shopping at my local Fred Meyer store when I saw it.  A couple of aisles had been transformed into the place to buy your Christmas lights.  The season has begun. As the big day drew closer, there were more and more […]

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The Two Christmases

I stand in astonishment at the arguments that We the People of the United States make over Christmas.  For a holiday that is supposed to be so very joyous, there are so many others that are offended at the very mention of the holiday.  Some of these folks, and you know who they are, will […]

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Our Christian Republican Senators

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep […]

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On Health Care Reform

In all of the modern countries of the world, we the inhabitants of those countries can enjoy a variety of public services, paid for by our own tax money.  We all seem to recognize a common need for police and fire protection, as well as crews of paramedics.  For the common good, we educate our […]

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How Many Shopping Days?

The holiday shopping season is on all of our minds this time of year.  I don’t have a particularly vast shopping list this year, as it seems right to give priority to the necessities over the luxuries in life.  So my thoughts have turned more to where I don’t shop, rather than where I do […]

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