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 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    July 28, 2022

A Few Thoughts

You may have heard someone say, “That person is a real character,” generally in reference to a guy or gal who is somewhat, or very — ummm ...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    June 30, 2022

A Few Thoughts

In John Prine’s song “Way Back Then,” he sings, “I am out undoing all the good I’ve done.” That could be a theme for the past few years...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    June 2, 2022

A Few Thoughts

My neighbor Aaron Harris showed up with his portable sawmill this week, and we proceeded to make rectangular pieces out round logs harvested from my...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    April 7, 2022

A Few Thoughts

Spring managed to surprise me this year. Again. I walked to the river yesterday and discovered fresh-grown catkins hanging from an errant Sitka alder...

 

A Few Thoughts

“There are men in the world who derive as stern an exaltation from the proximity of disaster and ruin, as others from success.” Winston Churchill...

 

A Few Thoughts

A bobcat is traveling around the homestead these days, teaching snowshoe hares and ruffed grouse to pay attention, a good and proper thing for a...

 

A Few Thoughts

At Oakland Airport, I await a flight to Spokane, the last leg home from Seattle. It’s a roundabout way to get there, but it fits the day, which has...

 

A Few Thoughts

As I’ve grown older, the glistening promise of the winter holiday has become a little tarnished. That’s not to say I haven’t had wonderful...

 

A Few Thoughts

U.S. Highway 10-A (“A” stood for “alternate”) ran by our front gate when I was a kid, on its way to a rendezvous with U.S. Highway 10 just...

 

Travels with Gigi

I recently traveled around Washington state with Gigi for a few days, all the way out to the ocean and back. Gigi was often the navigator. She gives...

 

A few thoughts about listening

Our friend Glada McIntire recently moved further into her true realm when she became pure spirit and left her shell behind. I say “our,” because...

 
 By Sandy Compton    Opinion    July 1, 2021

A few (last) thoughts about politics, at least for a while

We are all pretty much sick of politics, I think. At least I am, but I have been for quite some time, since Y2K, in fact. The shenanigans of those who...

 

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