Little Apartment Third Drawer Down

INCIDENT: Yesterday morning I found her dead in the toilet in our guest bathroom. By the time I fished her out with chopsticks, rigor mortis had set in. The apparent cause of death was drowning. And I hoped  she didn’t struggle too much. At least, she...

Not So “Sunny Sequim”

Recently several people have asked us if it was always like this in Sequim. By it, we took it to mean, driving rain, gale-force wind, fog, humidity, and bone-chilling temperatures in October and November. We answered, ‘yes.’ The last two and a half years...

Nothing Personal in Seatback Pockets?

Some airlines are enforcing an F.A.A. rule that prohibits personal items from being stowed in the seatback pockets, The New York Times reported earlier this week. But this rule has been on the books for more than 10 years. F.A.A. bulletin 98-28, which took effect...

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

This cocky rooster, oblivious to traffic and ignorant of the ‘mother-daughter-crossing sign,’ climbed a 40-degree hill to be on Medsker Road. I did not stay long enough to see if he made it home that evening. This is Sequim, Washington, where chickens,...