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I personally believe the letter from the Hacketts as a response to my previous letter was well written.  The one main reason I didn’t allude to the 1918 World Influenza Pandemic was many … more
Centralia schools postponed the levy election, giving time to consider circumstances in light of Covid-19. It also gives teachers, the administration, and community time to reflect on why teachers … more
Although I gave up drinking two decades ago, I’ve visited taverns twice in the past month.No, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t driven me to drink, although I can see where people might want to … more
These are strange and often frightening times. Few of us have ever experienced anything close to this full-scale societal shutdown. At uncertain times like these, I find comfort and strength in the … more
Today, in seeking some positivity, I want to take a moment to highlight Chehalis School District’s efforts to serve two meals daily within their district. Of course, school districts across the … more
It was cold this morning at 6 o’clock, as I stood outside Walmart waiting for it to open. About 25 other people stood there, too. Humans have a tendency to huddle together for warmth,  and we … more
Unknowingly, an assistant at Tractor Supply, sold me the wrong chicks last year. When it was brought to the manager’s attention, she assured me that they would replace the chicks, with the correct … more
We are writing in response to the letter by Shawn Murphy who complained about Gov. Jay Inslee’s actions in response to COVID-19. It is unclear exactly what he is complaining about, but Murphy seems … more
In times like these, when our mortality is being threatened by the coronavirus, we have two choices: We can bury our heads in the sand (as the ostrich is wrongly accused of doing) and deny that it … more
In America today with our around-the-clock news and instant texting, can you imagine anyone not hearing about our coronavirus pandemic for nearly a month? That’s what happened on March 14 when a … more
Thousands of infections that we know about, dead men starting to pile up, the President finally starts to take it seriously and declares a national emergency to free up funds for all sorts of stuff, … more
The late evening news, March 19, discussed how many supplies the federal government had on hand, which of course led to accusations and blame for federal warehouses not storing enough PPE (personal … more
Last fall, my husband and his twin sister decided they should celebrate their 75th birthday together with a trip to Arizona.We rented a five-bedroom house near Tucson, purchased plane tickets, and … more
Who was identified as the most effective legislator in Washington State by The Center for Effective Lawmaking? This nonpartisan organization was created by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt … more
Who was identified as the most effective legislator in Washington State by The Center for Effective Lawmaking? This nonpartisan organization was created by the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt … more
Wow. What a week it’s been. How’s your week been? You keeping up with all these rapidly changing impacts to our daily routines?For me, my week has been spent working with members of the business … more
Are we becoming sheep led by the “Dire Doomsday the Sky is Falling” Czars under the guise of being governors without questioning their decisions? By the way I’m a senior citizen who does … more
If you think the run on toilet paper is just an American thing, think again. On March 10, Business Insider (BI) reported: “The spread of the coronavirus has brought with it panic-buying of food … more
This is an important day for this scribbler of words: It marks the 12th anniversary of writing this weekly column without missing a single deadline!  Let’s see: 52 weeks in a year for 12 years … more
Whether you’re just relaxing for spring break or hunkering down away from hordes to avoid contracting the coronavirus, it’s a wonderful time to read a good book.Earlier this month, I presented a … more
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