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.
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.
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.
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.