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Thursday, February 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Front Porch: The trouble with words

I’ve been told I have a way with words.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Gardening: Growing techniques can curb problems

This is the second in a three-part series on organic gardening. Last week I talked about the importance of building your soil. This week I will talk about growing techniques …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Front Porch: With 20/20 clarity, I see change ahead

I don’t remember ever having 20/20 vision. I got my first pair of glasses in fourth grade, my first pair of contacts at 15, and my eyesight continues to decline.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Front Porch: Naughty or nice, this kitty likes to loaf around

The rustling sound gave me pause.


Front Porch: Put the apostrophe in its place

Having lain dormant for many months now, my inner Grammar Goddess feels the need to rise up and spread her wings in celebratory and protective guardian-angel mode, this time to …


Gardening: If you can’t grow ’em, you can at least read about ’em

Native plants have become a big part of our gardening in the last decade and for good reason. Native plants provide habitat for insects, birds and other wildlife as well …


Gardening: Thanksgiving menu evolves over time

Later today many of us will sit down to a hardy meal of traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts and green bean casserole.


Front porch: Staying in contact with two grown sons

We have two sons. One is a newlywed living and working in Seattle. The other has lived and worked numerous places in the world, currently in Portugal.