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What can keep us together – or apart? | Moment's Notice

Cleave: verb cleaved, or also clove/cleaved, cleft, or cloven To separate or divide, or cause something to separate or divide, often violently; to cut or break into two or more... — Updated 11/16/2023


'But I'm busy' | Moment's Notice

"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" – Henry David Thoreau Busy is how most of us begin (and persist through) our days. A... — Updated 11/2/2023


Taking it easy might not be the best choice | Moment's Notice

Lighten up while you still can Don't even try to understand Just find a place to make your stand And take it easy. – The Eagles Many recognize just about every song of the many... — Updated 10/12/2023


What everyday heroes can create | Moment's Notice

“We could be heroes, just for one day.” – David Bowie Walking down a long hallway the other day, looking at statues of important figures from American history, I saw an... — Updated 9/21/2023


To be fair: The middle of fact and fiction | Moment's Notice

“To be fair …” begins many a sentence intended to present the other side of a situation or issue. It is not a phrase we hear much these days, except in jest. If you have not... — Updated 9/7/2023


Better to have loved and lost | Moment's Notice

Loss, noun: The act or an instance of losing; one that is lost; the condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone. “Loss” is a complex word. We only consider... — Updated 8/17/2023


The meaning of the X | Moment's Notice

Editor’s note: We are returning to a column published in October 2021. It seems timely with Elon Musk’s decision to replace “Twitter” with “X.” X – such a dramatic... — Updated 8/2/2023


HOT! HOT! HOT! | Moment's Notice

“It’s hot. It’s like Africa-hot. Tarzan couldn’t take this kind of hot.” – Eugene Morris Jerome, "Biloxi Blues" “The Pacific Northwest is a temperate climate.... — Updated 7/20/2023


Pride: The fight continues | Moment's Notice

“I am talking to my daughters about things I thought I would be telling them in the past tense, but it is still true today.” – Brandi Carlile Sundays are good days. We always... — Updated 7/1/2023 Full story


Eulogy for a fishhawk, shot in Edmonds

"Birds are mediators between heaven and earth." – Terry Tempest Williams My dad used to hold me in front of the kitchen window of our duplex in the city, and we would watch the... — Updated 6/15/2023


Music is good for your soul – and your health | Moment's Notice

"After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexplicable is music." – Aldus Huxley There is something about a good song. It transports you to a place in time, a... — Updated 6/8/2023


Wouldn't you like to be a grudger, too? | Moment's Notice

grudge v. : to be unwilling to give or admit: give or allow reluctantly or resentfully n. : a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will The other day at a meeting, someone made... — Updated 5/25/2023


Buen provecho: Comfort food in Puerto Rico | Moment's Notice

Imagine your favorite restaurant or café, the place you go when you want to relax or share stories with friends and family. The dishes come, you put your napkin in your lap, pick... — Updated 5/11/2023


Steeped in history: Fancy a cup of tea? | Moment's Notice

“Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James Few bites compare to a... — Updated 4/20/2023


Memories of home | Moment's Notice

Growing up, I spent a lot of time reading. My mom would say that hours would go by and they would not see me unless they peeked into my room to find me in a corner, usually sitting... — Updated 3/30/2023


Listen up: Mansplainin', Part II | Moment's Notice

“Most women do not have to think too hard about it, as we are utterly familiar.” – Yours truly, in this column two weeks ago My goodness, I certainly received a lot of... — Updated 3/16/2023


Mansplaining: You know what you need to do | Moment's Notice

"Men explain things to me, and facts do not get in their way" – Rebecca Solnit Molly Tuttle, one of the most extraordinary bluegrass singers, composers, and guitar players, won a... — Updated 3/2/2023


Unidentified objects in magical places | Moment's Notice

“There's a starman waiting in the sky/He's told us not to blow it/'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile” - David Bowie Is there a difference between an unidentified flying... — Updated 2/16/2023


Comfortably numb? | Moment's Notice

Desensitization: noun. The process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity; the act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation. I have always said I want to... — Updated 2/2/2023


Starting off the new year … with a cough | Moment's Notice

Before the holidays, we read and heard the reports about a tripledemic, about the virulent flu strains, and about RSV more intense than in past years, not to mention the common cold... — Updated 1/19/2023


Snowy holidays: Delightful, thoughtful | Moment's Notice

Oh, the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we've no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Like the song says, if the weather has to be... — Updated 12/24/2022 Full story


We know too much to go back and pretend | Moment's Notice

“I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.” – Helen Reddy My mom loves to tell a story from my childhood of one... — Updated 12/8/2022


Thanks for … everything | Moment's Notice

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson Thanks (n) 1: kindly or grateful thoughts: GRATITUDE 2: an expression of gratitude / — ofte... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Taking chances | Moment's notice

“Just because I got the Lifetime Achievement Award doesn’t mean I’m done.” – Dolly Parton I avoid fortune tellers, psychics, tarot card readers. It is not because I do or do not believe in their abilities — I do not... — Updated 11/10/2022


What's in a date? | Moment's Notice

Anniversary, celebration, remembrance, birthday, National Day of … Oct. 24 was National Chicken Fried Steak Day, National Day of the Deployed, National Mincemeat, Mule Day, and... — Updated 10/27/2022


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