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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

The Right to Say What You Think

In light of what’s been going on around us over the last four years, and most particularly in recent weeks, I’ve been thinking about our most fundamental right – the right to say what we think. It is one of…

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Narrows Park – New Perspectives and Reminders

I hadn’t been down to Narrows Park since last October. The drive down to the park is through a winding forested road. At the bottom, the parking lot is to the left; in past years, that meant turning into the…

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Posted in Gear

Korkers ChromeLite Wading Boots: A Review

In most athletic pursuits – with the possible exception of surfing and beach volleyball, comfort, enjoyment, and often performance, begins with the footwear worn. Think about playing a round of golf on a wet course while wearing flip flops; or…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Thoughts on the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key (FSK) bridge in Baltimore on March 26th, after being hit by the MV Dali, was a terrible tragedy. Six workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge are missing and presumed dead. As…

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Uniform Whiskey

As events appear to be spinning out of control between NATO and Russia, fears of conflict are increasing. Perhaps at no time since the Cuban Missile Crisis has the prospect of nuclear war been as terrifyingly real. But there is…

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Posted in General Comments

The Heart of the Clip

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had a relatively minor procedure scheduled for early 2024 to deal with a heart murmur. That procedure was last week and I’m back home – dealing with the after effects of…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

Remember Gonzalo

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Posted in Environmental

Where Are the Chum Salmon?

November in Gig Harbor is typically cold and wet – the start of what I’ve called The Dark Ages. But it also marks the annual return of chum salmon to Donkey Creek and other streams in the Gig Harbor area,…

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Posted in Commentary and Reflections

The US Economy and The Russian Art of War

I have referred to Jacques Baud in the past. He is a former colonel of the Swiss General Staff and specialized in Eastern Europe. Mr Baud has just written a book, The Russian Art of War: How the West Led…

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Mike and Tom – Rest in Peace

Edited 1/5/24 to add additional information on Tom Flood – thanks Ned. I discussed in a previous post  that I graduated from William Cullen McBride High School in St. Louis Missouri. McBride was an all-boys high school run the Catholic…

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