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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

You’re Served: Standing Up To Sheriff Jimmy Clark In The 1964 Deep South

Dispatched to Selma with a summons and complaint, I was instructed to con my way into Clark’s office and serve him with the papers.

Duck And Cover: My Existential Dilemma

It's not the fear of full-fledged war, of bombs or towers falling. It's watching the real-time collapse of my country's fundamental institution, government, and the structures that are supposed to support it.

Puget Sound’s Indigenous Languages Are Dying

Puget Sound Salish hangs on by a thread, thanks to efforts to preserve it. Unfortunately, when a language dies the ways its speakers experienced the world vanish with it.

The Real Reason Old Writers Keep Writing

God bless John McPhee for explaining both the How and the Why of what I've been doing...

Local Movers and Shakers: My, How You’ve Changed!

We are seeing, not only in Seattle but elsewhere, a shift in power from the traditional government/business alliances that dominated in the past, to an evolving array of nonprofits and movement-generated groups that are elbowing their way into the public discourse. This was already afoot in the 2010-2019 decade.

A New Year’s Poem for 2020: It Could Be Verse.

Good riddance to 2019 and the fall of the MAX. With hopes for 2020, and electing leaders with a clue.

My Very Bad, No-Good Christmases

Ah, the season of cheer and misadventure is upon us...

Bullshitting Versus Lying — There’s A Difference, You Know

If Trump is not to blame for all the bullshit in America, what is? Higher education.

A Man of the People, Bill Ruckelshaus has Died

His guiding wisdom was that you need to level with the people, inform the people, and then trust them.

The Sounders Lift Our Spirits. Let Me Count the Ways.

For millions of short or average height—like me—this is such a refreshing change from the super-bulked athletes of professional football or the towering giants of basketball.