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A SLICE OF LIFE with Mary Kay Rauma
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series of columns where Islanders discuss the values that guide their lives and inform their actions.
NORTHWEST FORAGING with Erin Kenny
Last week my wife and I experienced a parental rite of passage — our daughter climbed on board a school bus for the first time. We were worried that she would get cold feet at the last moment — but no, off she went, happily heading toward her first day of school.
As children, our imaginations had no limit.
For me, there are really three and a half seasons in the year. There’s autumn, my absolutely favorite season.
Opinions can be dangerous things. Wars have been started because of them, people have died because of them, the fates of entire races and the destinies of whole countries have been permanently altered just because a difference in belief escalated into a conflict due to a lack of understanding and empathy.
With the political season in full swing, we’re likely to see political signs start popping up in fields and yards like fall mushrooms.
Vashon’s 18-year-old delegate reflects on his whirlwind experience with the democratic process
In a letter to The Beachcomber, Rev. Dan Houston of the Vashon Presbyterian Church asks us Islanders to consider the issues of forgiveness and justice, having worked with his congregation through the pain of vandalism at the church.
There are many reasons a new library at K2 Commons makes sense. It would “repurpose” an existing structure, sit right on the highway and give Islanders what we were promised when we voted in favor of a multi-million bond measure — a bigger space.
Ferry dock is a dangerous spot
A lot of people write for The Beachcomber. They submit columns, letters to the editor, articles for our community page. Their voices are varied and genuine, and we welcome —even encourage — their contributions.
I steal flowers.
Autumn approaches, leaves turn yellow and red, sunlight slants low — while returning flocks of birds splash their colors across the canvas of a deepening blue sky and Sound.
The idea of spending a whole summer on an island somewhere is deliciously tantalizing — a place where I could throw away the clock and calendar and live in the timeless moment of “now.” Well, that place turned out to be right under my feet this summer.
The Vashon Island School District’s 1,500 students made their way back to school this week, a bittersweet reminder that fall is in the air and the long days of summer are behind us.