Category Archives: Uncategorized

Kaleidoscopic reading

When I’m stressed or nervous about something, I often listen to radio or a book to get to sleep at night.  It has to be words, not music—something to get me thinking about something else than what is making me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I admire Monica Lewinsky

24 hours ago I would not have said this. I, with many millions of others, thought of her as a celebrity, little more than a cartoon character. The young, bubble-headed woman who behaved inappropriately with President Bill Clinton back in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ketchikan Library use, 2013-2016

This is the report distributed to the Ketchikan City Council for their March 16, 2017 meeting, and cited in a subsequent KRBD story: Background At the Joint Ketchikan Gateway Borough-City of Ketchikan Cooperative Relations Committee meeting of February 10, 2017, the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

And now for something …

… completely different. I finally did it—I purchased an Ancestry.com DNA test and sent it in.  I just received the results and there were no surprises—at least no surprises in the past few generations. According to the DNA analysis, our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ketchikan – Week 1

Tomorrow morning it will have been one week since I drove off the ferry. Because it was New Year’s Day, not many places were open.  I called the Inn at Creek Street, where I reserved a room for two nights … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

To Ketchikan …

Friday was a day of waiting. The hotel I stayed at in Bellingham was in a commercial area, and there was a Fred Meyer next to it.  Fred Meyer is one of those all-in-one stores that has groceries, clothing, furniture … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Bellingham, Washington

After a very smooth, 3-hour drive from Ellensburg over the Snoqualmie Pass, I reached Bellingham, Washington early yesterday afternoon. I checked the Washington State road conditions beforehand, and learned that the elk are migrating and consequently drivers should watch out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment