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There were several items in the news that got my attention recently. A couple weeks ago, I read about another result of the poorly thought out language in the “police reform” bills … more
A recent notice in the Sunday edition of The Seattle Times carried the information that Jane Powell had just died. At this point, I expect 90% or more who just read that will ask, “who in … more
The gathering of thousands of opponents of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 mandates in Olympia Sunday was an exercise in democracy. It comes at a time when many of the pillars of our government … more
Baseball is a game of disappointment and hope. Both were on full display last weekend as the Mariners ended their regular season, just shy of making the playoffs and ending a 20-year … more
“There’s something happening here …” The 1960s hits “For What It’s Worth” (1967) by Buffalo Springfield and “Get Together” (1967) by the … more
September brought heartache and loss with the deaths of two prominent Southwest Washington politicians — Lewis County Commissioner Gary Stamper last week and state Sen. Dan Swecker Sept. … more
I’ve found that one of the most embarrassing things about writing columns — such as this friendly psalm — are the occasions when discovering that a little more research could have, … more
Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear as President Joe Biden rolls out his progressive agenda. The key question looking … more
Law enforcement personnel across Southwest Washington inform me that a combination of federal and state policies have triggered crime to increase dramatically and pose a threat to our families and … more
The COVID-19 pandemic is a creation of the media. COVID-19 was created in a lab. Vaccines don’t work. Masks don’t work. They died of comorbidities, not COVID-19. Hospitals earn kickbacks … more
I usually keep my byline to the news section of The Chronicle, but I asked Editor Eric Schwartz permission to make a brief foray into the opinion page for suicide awareness month so I could share my … more
This week, God willing, I will have the great honor of turning 45 years old. It’s an odd number but feels like a milestone.  As one of my children (who shall remain nameless) said the … more
The debate continues about mandatory vaccinations and requiring proof to travel or enter a restaurant or take part in other normal activities we used to enjoy.   I’ve noticed the … more
Last Friday, I was driving east on Harrison Avenue in Centralia. After I passed under Interstate 5, I glanced to my right and noticed a couple of booths being set up for Centralia’s farmers … more
Growing up, no one told me I was a Republican. I just knew. Low taxes, responsibility, smaller government, free markets, law and order, that all made sense to me.  It also made me feel good … more
Gov. Jay Inslee’s end run around the Legislature banning natural gas in new homes and commercial buildings is a bad idea. Even though the state Legislature adjourned last spring without passing … more
No doubt about it, we’re living through a confusing, uncertain and rancorous time — in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic and attempts to curtail its spread. Take, for … more
With the national media's almost unabated attention to the attempted recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week, several alert readers wrote to ask about something closer to home. That is, … more
The book “I’m OK — You’re OK” by psychiatrist Thomas Harris published in 1969 is a self-help book and guide to using Dr. Eric Berne’s theory of … more
The Washington state aquaculture community is honoring the life of fish farming pioneer and aquaculture advocate Dan Swecker, who passed away Sept. 1 following a brief illness. Swecker, a … more
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