The Philosophical Gardener: Boolbs?

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Beverley Nichols, born 1898, was a reporter and author, in a variety of genres, in post WWII, mid-century Britain.  He was something of a...

The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

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We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

The Philosophical Gardener: Peas

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“The enemies of peas are few in number, but great in power. Chopped gorse sown with                the seed will prevent the ravages of mice,...

The Philosophical Gardener: Salad Days

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  References to one’s “salad days,” it seems, began with Shakespeare when he wrote it in a line for Cleopatra who...

Philosophical Gardener: Poseurs

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                                                                           Yes, one sees them now in supermarkets, bright red, big-bosomed fruits piled high in plastic boxes luring us to a summer fantasy...

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So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

How I found Port Townsend

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By Allison Arthur Telling stories, changing stories All I remember is that it was hot and I wanted to get home and off U.S. Highway...

The Loudest Jets in the Quietest Park

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In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Navy established an Electronic Warfare Range on large swathes of Washington's Olympic National Forest and in airspace...

The Philosophical Gardener: Seasonality

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We have had a rather dark and stormy autumn here in the rainshadow; a good deal of the autumn color has been torn from...

Grrr: Attorney General Bob Ferguson Versus the Growlers

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Coupevillle – Attorney General Bob Ferguson chose a bucolic setting for his recent Whidbey Island fundraiser, the historic Crockett Barn with its backdrop of Admiralty...