Two years ago, my memoir, "Dinner with the Smileys," exposed with painful transparency my difficulty raising a pre-teen boy. I held nothing back when I wrote about Ford's attitude, his tendency to slam his bedroom door, and all the ways he broke my heart — over and over again.
This month through June 15 is the Children’s Hospital Purchase a Miracle Program. Seattle Children’s Guild members from all over the region have tagged certain products with the Purchase a Miracle label. Participating stores donate money to Children’s when you purchase these sponsoring products.
This Memorial Day, honor guards will snap to attention as flags ripple in the breeze. Amid the green lawns and bright flowers of cemeteries throughout the state, lone buglers and mournful pipers will evoke a heartfelt tear.
Cap-and-trade seemed dead and buried among the year’s fallen legislative ideas — until it wasn’t this week.
What is the measure of a man? Do you measure his career in the Coast Guard defending our shores, and saving people from the seas? Do you measure raising successful children that are contributors to society? Or do you measure the commitment he had to the community building the Clear Creek Trail?
It's candidate filing week, and on the first day 50 candidates had filed to run for positions on city councils, school boards, fire district commissions, park district commissions, port commissions, and utility district boards across Kitsap County.
It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington's state auditor.
While at a stop light the other day, I watched a young mother walk her toddler son to the other side of the street. Although the mother walked swiftly and purposefully, her son skipped and galloped beside her, sometimes in front, sometimes behind her, and all while holding her hand.
I'm first up among Community Advisory Board members to write a column for the Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter. The other members will follow, one by one, every Friday.