BETWEEN CLASSES: American culture is sometimes welcomed abroad

As the world’s lone superpower, America has massive effects on international politics, economics and culture.In our time abroad last year, we both saw how our… Continue reading


In response

  • Jun 26, 2008

Mayor reflects on first 100 days

Today marks the 100th day since I took on the role as mayor of Langley.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Who owns the Big Box at Bayview?

There is a big beige box in Bayview.

  • Jun 26, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Making a memorable first impression is crucial

With people leaving old jobs and starting news ones thanks to our global economy — [cough! Recession! cough!] — it is prime time to give folks who are launching new careers a little been there, done that kind of wisdom.

  • Jun 26, 2008

BETWEEN CLASSES: Games call for protesting human rights violations

Over the past weeks, more and more attention has been given to the upcoming Summer Olympics and their host.Protesters have broken up the torch relay… Continue reading

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Each journey begins with a single step, so count me out

I first became interested in mental health issues about the same time the Little Missuss started her first diet.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Please help keep our shelves stocked

Every message from Good Cheer needs to begin with a “Thank You.”

  • Jun 26, 2008

Dare to help a stranger

I love South Whidbey.

  • Jun 26, 2008

VIEWPOINT: Closer but still no cigar on ferry issue

I continue to marvel at the protracted saga of the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry run as official thinking grinds glacially in the direction of a reasonable solution. At least the silly idea of building a 50-car “toy” ferry as a stop-gap solution for the route has finally been abandoned.

  • Jun 26, 2008

BETWEEN CLASSES: A few requests from your Island teens

Living on South Whidbey is hard for teenagers. As high school seniors about to leave the island indefinitely, we have compiled a list of improvements and additions proposed by our fellow students.

Clueless in Freeland

Here is some free advice for the residents of Clinton, Bayview and even Greenbank: Never, never, consider changing from a Rural Area of Intense Development (RAID) to a non-municipal urban growth area (NMUGA).

  • Jun 26, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Who was that masked man with the garden hoe?

Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to make a good disguise?

  • Jun 26, 2008

BETWEEN CLASSES: Healthcare system today is a putrid stew

Imagine if almost everybody in our country were healthy.

Library will help war-torn country

Jimmy Carter said, “Peace is much more than just the absence of war.”

  • Jun 26, 2008

ALL ABOARD: The not-so-nice thrice price of rice?

Before we get started, although it certainly seems as if we have, let me thank you who have had the bold courtesy to say that you were glad I am back writing weekly non-necessities for the non-masses.

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Political correctness can be pretty hard work

Greetings! I have just returned from a self-imposed, three-day exile in the Honeycomb Hideout.

  • Jun 26, 2008

MONKEY THINK, MONKEY WRITE: Campaigns should focus on the new reality

Some astute political observers say the candidate who offers the best message for change, a concrete vision for a "new reality," will win the White House come November.

  • Jun 26, 2008