Oysterville Daybook Archives

A Whole New Meaning for PC

A Whole New Meaning for PC

In recent days "PC" has taken on an entirely new meaning for me.  Not your Personal Computer.  Not Politically Correct.  Not Police Constable or Probable Cause.  No.  It's PANDEMIC COMPLACENCY. As I look at the reports of new Covid-19 cases...

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A Footnote to Our Local History

A Footnote to Our Local History

Perhaps you read my article about Sealand in the July 23rd Chinook Observer.  If not, you should be able to read it by cutting and pasting this link:...

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I can’t imagine… but just in case!

I can’t imagine… but just in case!

As far as I know, our mail-in balloting process in Pacific County has always gone smoothly and I expect that voting in the November election will be seamless this time, too.  But it's always good to have a back-up plan.  Just in case. Since most of...

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The Big News from Oysterville!

The Big News from Oysterville!

Maybe if we hadn't been seriously sheltering, we would have had a heads up.  As it happened, though, we had no idea until we read it in the Chinook Observer -- Dan Driscoll is running for County Commissioner!  About him, the article...

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Pride cometh before… approaches re-open.

Pride cometh before… approaches re-open.

I've been feeling proud of our county these past few weeks -- especially with regard to their decision to close the beach approaches on the Peninsula to help allay the spread of Covid-19.  It was a hard decision to make.  And yet, it seems to me,...

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Was it a honeymoon?  Is it over?

Was it a honeymoon? Is it over?

Well, whatever it was (and I don't believe "honeymoon" is the correct appellation) there are strong indicators that it's over.  I'm talking here about our initial dealings with one another as we accepted sheltering and distancing and masking and...

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Shrapnel, Nepotism and Other Weird Stuff

Shrapnel, Nepotism and Other Weird Stuff

Sometimes I really wish I could get inside another person's head to get an idea of how in the world they think.   But mostly, I don't.  Certainly not in the case of our recently defeated Pacific County Sheriff, Scott Johnson.  I am totally content...

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The Safety Sign Blindness Syndrome

The Safety Sign Blindness Syndrome

My late friend Kaye Mulvey and I had an on-going discussion about driving the speed limit.  Kaye was a proponent of driving as fast as she felt was "safe" whether it exceeded posted limits or not.  She considered me a wimpy driver and once said to...

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Luckily, it’s a no-brainer.

Luckily, it’s a no-brainer.

Some years I agonize over which bubble to fill in on my ballot.  Luckily, that's not the case this time around, at least not for this primary election.  I'm totally clear about who I'll vote for.  That's because I've made a couple of very clear...

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Take-out from The Bend

Take-out from The Bend

My grandparents always referred to South Bend as "The Bend."  I don't know why exactly.  I do know that most of their local day-to-day (more like once or twice a month) dealings were centered across the bay in the early days – the cleaners, the...

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On The Verge

On The Verge

Have you noticed?  The County seems to be sponsoring a new sort of parking lot.  It's long and narrow and, so far, appears to be exclusively for old and presumably non-functioning RVs.  We used to call the area "Sandridge Road" or, more...

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Excuses and Reasons and Cop-outs, Oh My!

Excuses and Reasons and Cop-outs, Oh My!

The front-page headline in yesterday's Chinook Observer:  Fireworks flip-flop unlikely after survey.  The subheading:  Not a Ban, a Better Plan's survey doesn't sway Peninsula's leaders. Why am I not surprised?  Same old, same old.  Lots of...

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