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The gray swan: A call to action

In the 17th century, it was believed that a black swan did not and could not exist. Why? Because no one had seen one. Then explorers discovered black swans in Australia. Today, the term …

Hats off to you | Darn Wright

Lewis Caroll's 1865 "Alice Adventure in Wonderland" met the Mad Hatter at a tea party, but hats have always taken us into a wonderland. On the second floor and riding on a physical therapy elliptical …

There's always more to learn | Moment's Notice

Many in America – and the world – watched, riveted, by the dramatic scene in the musical “Hamilton” when Alexander Hamilton decides to vote for Thomas Jefferson to be …

The remodel of the library is not the success they say. The function of a library is to supply the community with written materials for research and enjoyment. A place for access to books and …

Cascadia Art Museum continues to surprise and challenge the art community to expand its definition of Northwest Art and artists. During the January opening for “A Legacy Rediscovered: …

New Edmonds Library is not user-friendly The remodel of the library is not the success they say. The function of a library is to supply the community with written materials for research and …

Filled with life: Retirement isn't a dead end | You Have My Word(s)

I don't know if I'm typical, average, normal or something else. When I retired from my regular job as a public information specialist at the University of Washington several years ago, I hadn't made …

The road less traveled is often off the map | History Files

Editor’s note: The following History Files column originally appeared in February 2022. I have often taken the road less traveled. Most think me foolish to enjoy a drive by backroads that …

Real estate: New year, new laws | Guest View

Year over year, in this ever-changing real estate market, I’ve come to expect ever-changing laws and forms. This year is no different. In real estate you’ll often hear, …

Get off the sidelines | The View From Here

Happy New Year! I write those words with some trepidation. After all, when the annual calendar switches over, many of us are happy to see the termination of the passing year and look forward to a …

The passing of the bisque (again)
Arts & Appetite

While many Edmonds residents were initially saddened by the news of the closing of Chanterelle Hometown Bistro, the excitement of having a second location of a Seattle favorite, Ristorante …

Should City reestablish its own fire department? I don't know why the only City Council comment on this story was from Jenna Nand ("Mayor: Councilmembers at fault with South County Fire Contract," …

The true cost of oil | Earth Matters

In 2024, energy costs will be a major political topic. The United States set records last year for the extraction of both oil and natural gas. Our country produced a greater volume than we used. …

Full ferry leads to serendipity | Sketching Edmonds

Not long ago, I was in the Edmonds-Kingston ferry line with only two cars ahead of me before making it onto the boat. Alas, the ferry attendant held up his hand to halt the entry of any more cars. …

A new year: Start with forgiveness | Guest View

Whew, it’s a new year. The ink is probably still wet on your New Year’s resolutions. I have never been a big fan of resolutions. I do like to focus on a public commitment to change (I believe …

The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection. It certainly was for me this year. Near the end of 2023, I visited the location on Maury Island where the Verona and Calista were built …

Lessons from the orca | Moment's Notice

Just last week, we learned that our Puget Sound pod of resident orcas, J Pod, had welcomed a new addition. Baby J60 was seen swimming with his mother (orca watchers have confirmed the new calf is …

Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

This week's editorial cartoon from syndicated columnist Joe Heller.

Defending Councilmember Vivian Olson I was very saddened to hear Councilmember Vivian Olson is being named in a lawsuit filed by Sherman Pruitt for racist remarks ("Former police chief candidate …

Join the bus-to-lunch bunch | You Have My Word(s)

I first arrived in the Seattle area in 1979 driving a big ol' gas-guzzling Oldsmobile. An absolute clunker! But that car played a major role in my journey to acceptance of public transportation. …

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