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Weary of McCleary

The Beatles - aka Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - advised us when we die to “…declare the pennies on your eyes.”

Telephone scammers beware ... Buddy will bark your ear off

After having the same telephone number for more than 30 years, it has come as a great pain in the neck to try and remember I now have a new home phone number.

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Changes are needed if solar power is ever going to be widely used here

The promotional materials for the Yakima Valley often say this area gets 300 days of sunshine a year.

Bomb Mexico?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking.

Valley’s hops play big role in German tradition

Sept. 27 marked the beginning of the 181st Oktoberfest celebration in Germany.

Monday morning wake-up... gunfire?

This past Monday morning I woke up suddenly at 5:22 a.m. hearing what sounded to me like gunshots.

Septembers with mom

Mom was here for her annual visit last week.

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One more cup

There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think.

Where’s my iPony?

Shake off the blues, put on your shoes and tell grandma the news: the next generation iPhones are here.

I pray our rights to religious freedom aren’t eroding away

Recall the old television commercial, the one that was easy to ignore because your mind told you something like that could never happen here?

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We are all Roger Goodell

What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players?

Gone in the blink of an eye

My heart has been heavy since hearing the devastating news that a good portion of my hometown was destroyed by a wildfire.

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Gilligan’s Island turn 50 … a shipwreck of a column

Just sit right back and you’ll endure a tale…a week from today, Sept. 26, marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island.”

Light pollution

On a recent visit to the Goldendale Observatory, I was able to view the Milky Way Galaxy.

Small miracles

When we first noticed the baby sparrow, here at the house, it saddened us all.