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When it comes to the media, it's often what you don't see that is the most telling.
Community Events, September 2016
It is once again time for the pilot hunting program at Island Center Forest (ICF) to commence and I believe it is time to rethink this. This forest is a valuable island resource used by a wide variety of enthusiasts and is closed for two weeks every year to all but hunters — most of whom come from off island.
Summer ends tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22, which means not just an end to warmer, sunny weather, but also an opportunity to look back at a busy summer on Vashon that saw many significant changes that will shape the island's future.
After a recent trip to Seattle, I sat on the ferry feeling as though I had visited the moons of Jupiter, or at least been witness to the Northwest equivalent of the bar scene in Star Wars. I didn't recognize Seattle and she didn't recognize me. My favorite city had become an alien place, one where my beloved personal landmarks were disappearing, where my old neighborhood was unrecognizable and where folks on the street and in their cars found me too slow and in the way. And for the first time while in downtown Seattle, I felt underdressed. Farm attire has no place in Pacific Place.
Once again, America's two major political parties have nominated candidates for president who will drive many progressive voters to the lesser of two evils. However, it is possible to vote for a truly progressive candidate and not risk helping Donald Trump become president.