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Writer • North Carolina • Member since Apr 08, 2017
Born, lived, educated in North Carolina. Left as soon as I had a college degree and a car. First California for a year, then Washington state for 15 years: Bellingham, Fishtown.
Brought back kicking and screaming to NC in 1982; began subbing in local schools & found I was good at it; went back to A&T (an HBCU) for my teacher's certification plus M.A., and taught in a local high school (English, what else?) for 20 years. Slowly became resigned to being here, and now even enjoy it. Retired in 2011. Spend winters embroidering and sewing, summers gardening. And reading all year round.
Social Justice Warriors South of the Border Could Learn from Vancouver’s Experience with Reintegrating Sexual Offenders into the Community
Will Bellingham Neighborhoods wake up in time? Or will we experience the same failure of upzoning reform as our friends in Ballard?
District-only voting for Whatcom Council is having its intended effect, as one conservative takes a seat.
Residents of several neighborhoods are organizing to preserve Bellingham’s livability and affordability.1 comment, most recent 3 days ago
Election night info, links, and a bit of commentary.6 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Ballot boxes are insurance you can use to make sure your ballot is counted. U.S. postal mailing of ballots today or Tuesday has high risk of your ballot being ineligible.
One last Op-ed on the current Jail Tax proposal from the President of the Restorative Community Coalition
My final shot. Before you might vote YES, explore this site for more on the jail by Juliette Daniels, myself and others. Then vote REJECTED.1 comment, most recent 1 week ago
A year-and-a-half after the inspections began, we have a black hole - missing almost 40% of the data.2 comments, most recent 1 week ago
Saturday and Sunday, Nov 4 and 5, KMRE is hosting town hall meetings seeking ideas and help for the future of the radio station.
Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney David McEachran must lead reform of our criminal justice system.2 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
A critical analysis of our United States relations with Asian countries since WWII - and the China bashing we now hear from Trump and his supporters.
Effectively, the Bellingham Fire Department’s conclusion is that the cause of this horrific fire will remain unknown.
Todd Donovan, the expected winner of County Council election for District 2, has gone after his opponent Amy Glasser with absurd and over the top accusations. We have the posts.9 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
Doug Karlberg, a savvy and informed fisherman and client of the Port of Bellingham, counters Servais’ article favoring Robbins with his harsh assessment of Robbins and the Port.4 comments, most recent 2 weeks ago
An examination of why only elected representatives are for this execrable tax proposition - was there ever a tax they didn’t like?1 comment, most recent 3 weeks ago
The burned house had passed a rental inspection in October 2016 but still had many uncorrected health and safety violations.11 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Who I’m voting for, and briefly why, in the county, port and Bellingham elections. Also, a strong recommendation to REJECT the jail facility tax.6 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Dan Robbins is running for reelection and has used good common sense for decision making at the Port of Bellingham. Lets keep him.2 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago
Fossil-fuel loving climate-change deniers—including Doug Ericksen—who have taken over the federal government are seriously endangering our nation and planet.6 comments, most recent 3 weeks ago