I admit to being a hypocrite. I enjoy products created by the oil industry, such as gasoline, petroleum jelly and plastics. Then I turn around and protest exporting crude oil from the Harbor.
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Last week when the timer went off telling me the first batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies was done, I went to the “gadget drawer” for my favorite metal spatula.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto last week of SB 1062 — a controversial “religious freedom” bill few Americans read and even fewer understood — may well have been a defining moment in the history of gay rights in America.
I last stepped on stage more than 15 years ago.
In matters cultural, California has always been America’s petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
This is a letter I’ve sent to Mr. Arie Callaghan of the Grays Harbor PUD.
To the mayor of the city of Hoquiam. We all know that your city has been hit really hard by the financially tough times here on Grays Harbor.
Although this should be our slow time, the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) is loaded with cats and kittens.
Government by the people and for the people is a fantasy. We are locked into a trickle-down system that leaves most of us in a struggle. Governments should protect its citizens not jeopardize them. We have allowed money to control our actions, crippling our humanity.
Mayor Durney and Hoquiam City Council,
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the “Daddy Party,” all about military security and self-reliance; Democrats were the “Mommy Party,” all about health, education and nurturing.
President Obama’s new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color — “My Brother’s Keeper” — is cause for cheer.
Frequently, statistics are used to define us but rarely do they tell the whole story. There are so many events and circumstances in life that influence the statistics we are labeled with. The great thing about stats, though, is that they can be changed. We have the power to make them better. For me, it is all about our attitude and taking personal ownership today.
Each February the U.S. Humane Society conducts a World Spay Day campaign that shines the spotlight on the importance of spay/neuter and how it can save lives of companion animals, feral cats, community cats and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.