If you have read the letters to the editor for the past two weeks you have heard some of both sides of the story. Although it’s complicated and I don’t pretend to understand it completely, there seems to me one important clarification that needs to be said. Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. AR… Read more

Greetings Bay City! And a big thank you to Wendy for stepping in for me on such short notice. And, yes, my cheeks are red, red, red! I ask you, the reader, to look past the sweet words and take note of Wendy's writing style. She is a very good reporter, but even more so, a gifted story telle… Read more

Dale bought me a wonderful ‘Chicken Teriyaki Bowl’ dinner at Tropics Island Grill for our 45th anniversary on Valentines Day. It was so yummy; I ate the whole meal! (But I probably could have gotten three meals out if it.) We had planned on celebrating on Maui, but this was perfect under the… Read more

A group of Cape Meares residents is concerned about potential development of some land on Bayocean Spit. The owner of the land approached Tillamook County about development options. The county responded, concluding that the only allowable use is low-impact recreational uses. The owner has ap… Read more

My friend (and former assistant) Jaclyn Percy took us out to lunch at Bear Creek Artichokes for my birthday last week. We shared a Turkey Bacon Cheddar sandwich (The TBC) which, besides the obvious ingredients, includes a layer of the restaurant’s to-die-for artichoke dip, toasted on sourdou… Read more

Everyone in the museum business over the past year has had unprecedented struggles in keeping their doors open and their visitors safe. Fundraising events and activities were cancelled. Speakers and lectures, art shows and special exhibits were all put on hold for at least a year. Many museu… Read more

In response to several letters about censorship, lying is perfectly legal under the constitutionally protected “free speech” amendment. If it weren’t, all the corporate news stations would be in trouble. As far as censorship goes, a private company can make any laws it wants for persons who … Read more

Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their Hebo home build at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. We’re all invited to celebrate the occasion at the site; let’s save the date. It’s located at 331305 Highway 101 South in Hebo, across U.S. Highway 101 from… Read more

In my last column, I shared some ideas for houseplants that will make the indoors a little more cheerful this winter. But one houseplant I wanted to feature this week is more of a category than a single plant. I am talking about the wonderful world of succulents. Read more