Army Corps of Engineers sued again for its poor regulation of Washington State’s shellfish industry

This 3 Jan. 2022 email from Laura Hendricks, the Director of the Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat: Dear Interested Party in Puget Sound and the Washington Coast, The Center for Food Safety and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat has once again sued the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for not doing their job-regulatingContinue reading “Army Corps of Engineers sued again for its poor regulation of Washington State’s shellfish industry”

Spirit of the Season (a Christmas concert at the White House)

It made me feel good, to watch and listen to these many singers performing at the White House Christmas concert that was hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and televised by PBS. I especially liked when the opera singer Andrea Bocelli sang with his son and then with his daughter.  MRMContinue reading “Spirit of the Season (a Christmas concert at the White House)”

Seattle Times’s End-of-the-Year (2021) Update on Saving our Local Free Press

[The following is my brief synopsis of the message today from the publisher of the Seattle Times; quotes from it are within quotation marks. MRM] Frank A. Blethen, “From the publisher: A year-end message on saving our country’s local free press system,” Seattle Times, 26 Dec. 2021, https://www.seattletimes.com/inside-the-times/from-the-publisher-a-year-end-message-on-saving-our-countrys-local-free-press-system/     Also available as “Saving Our Country’s LocalContinue reading “Seattle Times’s End-of-the-Year (2021) Update on Saving our Local Free Press”

Washington State’s Climate Action Plan

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State just released his Climate Strategic Agenda. It’s a detailed plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State, to transform our state to a clean energy economy, and to employ people in executing the transformation. You can read the well-done and graphical brief by going to< https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-climate-package-2022 >Continue reading “Washington State’s Climate Action Plan”

Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Plan

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State recently announced his salmon recovery proposals for 2022.     You can read the proposals by going to < https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-salmon-recovery-proposals-2022 > and then clicking on the link “salmon recovery proposals for the 2022 legislative session”. Other recent salmon-recovery related headlines:  – Lynda V. Mapes, “Fish passage, dam removal studied as SeattleContinue reading “Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Plan”

Communities and democracy suffer when newspapers die

Margaret Sullivan, “Communities and democracy suffer when newspapers die,” Seattle Times, 5 Dec. 2021, Print, D4. digital version: Margaret Sullivan, “What happens to society — and democracy — when community journalism dries up?” Seattle Times, 3 Dec. 2021, https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/what-happens-to-society-and-democracy-when-community-journalism-dries-up In her column, Margaret Sullivan relates how local journalism is in serious decline—and that that’s badContinue reading “Communities and democracy suffer when newspapers die”

Third Act Launches on 7 December 2021

When: 7 December 2021, 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (5 p.m. Pacific time) Third Act is for Gray-Greens. Two current projects are protecting our vote and bugging the banks that support the fossil-fuel industry Per Third Act’s description: “Third Act is a new way for people over 60 — “experienced Americans” — to bring theirContinue reading “Third Act Launches on 7 December 2021”

Thanks for the People and Places of our Nature in Kitsap County

During this COVID-19 time, it’s good to get outside. Fortunately, we in Kitsap County have lots of outside available. So much to be thankful for: forests to meander in, trails to bike on, places where we can gaze at the Puget Sound or sit and read, and beaches where we can identify shells, crabs, ducks,Continue reading “Thanks for the People and Places of our Nature in Kitsap County”

Creation theology: the truths we learn

God created the heavens and the Earth, or more specifically, through his spirit he molded all the planets, stars, and the life they sustain using energy, elements, and physical laws of the universe. He engineered the cosmos through gravity, atomic forces, chemical and genetic relationships, and more. We now know that Earth is 4.5 billionContinue reading “Creation theology: the truths we learn”