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You can take climate action at home

Last summer, Sno-Isle Sierra Club and Climate Reality Project members set up tables at festivals, fairs, farmers markets, and other events around Snohomish County. We enjoyed talking with our …

Banjos capture the voices of our past

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter created it to acknowledge African American contributions to music as a vital part of our nation's cultural heritage. …

Sharing the spectacular unknown

People of a certain age, and movie buffs, may recall a pivotal scene in the epic “2001 – A Space Odyssey,” when a tribe of primitive humans stumbled upon a towering, gleaming, …

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How to choose a quality dog day care

Today’s dog parents are busier than ever before, and many are choosing doggie day care as a way to keep their furry friends occupied during the day. Dog day cares are increasingly popular …

Doing the right thing feels good

Most of us want to do the right thing, and actually do it. If we're at the grocery store checkout  kiosk  and see that someone has left their purse, wallet, cash, or phone, we turn it in. …

It’s our ocean and our sand

June is National Oceans Month, so let’s talk about our beautiful beaches. It was President James Polk (1795-1849) who used the term “from sea to sea,” which is now interpreted to …

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Do your hands smell? Some suggestions

One of the biggest complaints I hear about regarding prepping fresh ingredients like garlic and onions is how odors from these ingredients tend to linger on your hands afterward. This can not only be …

The pain from our value conflicts

May is set aside to think about Mental Health issues so let’s explore moral value conflicts and how those conflicts affect us and our relationships.   A few of my sources include Jack …

Volunteering later in life

Several weeks ago, the Edmonds Waterfront Center hosted a volunteer fair.  We had over 500 community members attend. Though the fair was open to all, many who attended were older adults. As …

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Southern resident orcas endangered for 19 years now

When the southern resident orcas were listed as an endangered species in 2005, there were 88 individuals in the population. The following year, the Endangered Species Coalition established …

Retiring and ready for Medicare? Here's some thoughts

More than  four million  Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about …

Mill Creek Veterans Monument needs to be updated

Customarily, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, veterans are often approached and greeted with “thank you for your service”; “thank you and your love ones for serving our …

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Potato, Potato, Potato: Part 1

What is better than a potato? The humble potato is versatile, transformable, and delectable. Potatoes can be the base of a dish, a side, or the star of the show. Potatoes can be covered and …

The wise and insightful Will Rogers

As you enter into this article, keep in mind this is my adaptation of Will Rogers’ (1879-1935) expressed views. I’m not a well-founded witness because what I know comes from the …

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Enriching your dog’s life through food

As humans we often talk about food for dogs as “dog food.” Sometimes we decide to offer them “human food.” But what makes one kind of food “human food” and …

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