Category: Opinion

Opinion

Eat a peach

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough’s massive 750-page biography of Neil Young, he described the moment when Young bailed on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young midway …

The Lumberjill: Generation WTF

By Jen Jackson Quintano
Reader Columnist

<insert deep, fortifying breath here as I contemplate raising a girl at this particular time in history>

<insert long, drawn-out f-bomb as I stall …

Looking back

By Erik Daarstad
Reader Contributor

Having grown up during World War II and lived under German occupation for five years, I watched the planes drop the bombs that killed my …

The birds in my wall

By Ben Olson
Reader Staff

There’s a bird that lives in my wall. Actually, there’s a whole family of them in there, jostling around, chirping, fussing and pecking.

I first …

Uncomfortably numb

By Jerry Luther
Reader Contributor

We parked close to the City Parking Lot, got our puppets out of the car and quickly became our characters — my wife is in …

Exploding sunroofs and time travel

By Lyndsie Kiebert-Carey
Reader Staff

I very rarely indulge in extravagances, but when I bought an almost-new car in 2020, I decided that I wanted a sunroof. There was no …

A personal story

By Dorothy Prophet
Reader Contributor

It started when she was 5. It was simple enough, starting with touching non-private parts, tickling and hugging, and moving on from there. Then it …

Letters

  • The Crutch of Pseudoscience… Dear Editor, The Reader is my favorite local publication. I even read articles there that I might not normally encounter. As a result of such straying, I feel I must comment on the article in the October 26, 2017 issue, entitled “The Heart and Science of Quantum Happiness” by Suzen Fiskin. The ...
  • County Natural Resources Plan Should Be Read Thoro… Dear Editor, The county commissioners are currently pondering a 94-page policy statement, dubbed the Natural Resource Plan, that calls for state and federal land management agencies to “coordinate” with the county in nearly all management matters — from forestry and grazing to wildlife and enforcement. Among the dozens and dozens of statements, ...
  • Coal Train Derailment… Dear Editor, I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Golding and Shannon Williamson, Waterkeeper director, that more derailments are imminent and compounded if a second bridge is constructed. The question, concern and overall disdain regarding coal trains is why did the most recent 30-car derailment get swept under the rug and — most ...
  • Climate Change… Dear Editor, The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Dept. yesterday from Consulate at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate ...
  • Final Understanding… Dear Editor, A friend recently shared two letters from the June 10 Reader on the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA) and asked me to help find common ground between two disparate points of view. Dan McDonald opposed PCA because it holds the U.S. to a higher standard than other nations, and will ...
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