Columns

Protect your boat from the winter elements

Next to our house and possibly car or truck, our boat is the next largest investment. One we should protect. The first line of protection ... Read more

Write Again . . . The essence of democracy

When I began this column-writing endeavor — resumed, really — after an almost two-decade hiatus, back in December of 2010, I promised myself to refrain ... Read more

Holiday blues? Or is it major depression?

The holiday season is a time that is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness. Unfortunately, this usually does not translate to everyone. For ... Read more

Write Again . . . When the harmony ends

It started for me in 1949. A young man, who had come to Washington to become the choral director at the high school, took a ... Read more

What to expect from the 2015-2016 flu season

‘Tis the season again. “Flu season” officially runs from Oct. 1 to March 1 of each year, however flu cases may linger on as late ... Read more