Veteran’s Day thoughts

I went to my daughter’s Veterans Day school assembly on Friday. The theme was, “What do you think about when you hear the word ‘veteran’?” The students’ written responses to this question were read aloud...


May Day anniversary

It’s a strange coincidence that a French word for “help me” (“m’aider”) should not only mutate into English usage as a pilot’s distress call but do so as a homophone (“mayday”) for the Communist holiday...


Trust and Suspicion

Key figures in local trust were investigated for possible terror financing, but trust itself was spared serious scrutiny. by Kent Heiner In March 2002, Phelps McIlvaine of Bellingham’s Saturna Capital told the Wall Street Journal...