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Posted on August 24, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

We find ourselves ethically destitute just when, for the first time, we are faced with ultimacy, the irreversible closing down of the earth’s functioning in its major life systems. Our ethical traditions know how to deal with suicide, homicide and even genocide, but these traditions collapse entirely when confronted with biocide, the killing of the  Continue Reading

Simplifying her life….

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm, by

My friend Amar Kaur (she goes by Alicia Robinson at FHHS during her workdays) is moving to California, and asked if I could let you know about some stuff she has for sale: Alicia ‘Amar Kaur’ Robinson is leaving San Juan Island School District and headed to school herself this fall.  She begins her Clinical  Continue Reading

Back visiting….

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm, by

Remember Elizabeth Churape? She graduated from FHHS in 2004 & went off to Seattle University for school…along the way she had her son & now is aiming to finish up this next school year. Good to see her & her boy on the ferry the other day!

Visiting Roche Harbor…

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm, by

A couple named Chris & Natalie visited the island this past weekend – here is their story, in pictures (from their blog).

Missing pups…

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm, by

My friend Shannon Evans was wondering if you could help with this one: Today I stopped by to visit one of my former students, Allison Benz, only to hear that her golden retriever , “Sunny”, and two of Sunny’s 3-month-old puppies had disappeared. Allison’s dad, Bob Benz, believes that the dogs may have been stolen  Continue Reading

Helping others put out the fires…

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 7:51 am, by

Every so often, our fire department helps out in other parts of the state that have more fire activity than we do…here’s a report from Fire Chief Steve Marler from last week: SAN JUAN FIREFIGHTERS DEPLOYED TO ASSIST IN WILDLAND FIRES This morning, Friday August 21st the San Juan Island Fire Department dispatched three firefighters,  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 22, 2009 at 12:33 am, by

Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry Van Dyke

A Tourist in Disguise, part 2

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:48 am, by

Jane Fox’s series continues (here’s part 1 in case you missed it): A Tourist in Disguise II. To me, the situation seemed simple. I could not begin my life as a local of the San Juan islands without a place to live. And a place to live was exactly what I had almost found. ‘But  Continue Reading

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Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:34 am, by

The diligent farmer plants trees, of which he himself will never see the fruit. Cicero

Mentor of the Month….

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:26 am, by

Joyce Sobel from the Family Resource Center asked me to share this little profile with you of her Mentor of the Month (questions provided by her): Mentor name and occupation: Carrie Unpingco, San Juan County Telepsychiatry Project Assistant Mentee name, age and year in school: Elsa Prieto-Lopez, 11 years old, 7th grade How long have  Continue Reading

That levy's coming around…

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading

That levy’s coming around…

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading

Traveling as a family…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm, by

Jim Maya saw these Southern Residents traveling together over the weekend….

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Posted on August 20, 2009 at 6:35 am, by

I believe that the great Creator has put ores and oil on this earth to give us a breathing spell. As we exhaust them, we must be prepared to fall back on our farms, which is God’s true storehouse and can never be exhausted. We can learn to synthesize material for every human need from  Continue Reading

Stone Totem hits the shelves…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 2:34 am, by

Bill Carli has his second book out – Stone Totem. He tells me you can get it at Joe Friday’s, Ace Hardware, Harbor Books, or through Bill Carli himself at Shooting Star Publishing. Way to go, Bill!

Back from the Dominican Republic…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 1:17 am, by

Told you about the trip a local group was making to the Dominican Republic earlier this month, but they tell the story better than I can – check out their blog about both the trip & their reflections afterwards.

Come see Cynthia's new work!

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Celie at Lavendera tells me this is set for Friday: “Welcome to the Dream House” New works by Cynthia Church Friday August 21st 6:30-8:00pm Lavendera Day Spa 440 Spring Street Friday Harbor, Wa 98250 Refreshments provided 360-378-3637

Come see Cynthia’s new work!

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:36 am, by

Celie at Lavendera tells me this is set for Friday: “Welcome to the Dream House” New works by Cynthia Church Friday August 21st 6:30-8:00pm Lavendera Day Spa 440 Spring Street Friday Harbor, Wa 98250 Refreshments provided 360-378-3637

How to read the thing…

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Every so often, people ask me, “How in the world do you read the Update?” It’s kinda easy. If you like pictures, you can see tons of islanders in the “Galleries” section in the grey column to the right. There are also more pictures in the “Just Photos” section at the top of the page.  Continue Reading

Sealing the Time Capsule – not today….

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:34 pm, by

Sand Strelou just sent me this note: Ian: Could you please help us get the word out that the sealing of the Centennial Time Capsule (with the scroll everyone made comments in, and lots of other great Centennial memorabilia) has been postponed until mid-September, with the date to be announced. The time capsule is going  Continue Reading

"As You Like It" closes this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

After a season that started the second week of last month, Island Stage Left’s As You Like It hits the stage for its last three shows – tonight, Friday & Saturday at 8:15pm (no Sunday show!) This is a delightful show in the first place, with Shakespeare’s Rosalind one of his more fully developed characters  Continue Reading

“As You Like It” closes this weekend…

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm, by

After a season that started the second week of last month, Island Stage Left’s As You Like It hits the stage for its last three shows – tonight, Friday & Saturday at 8:15pm (no Sunday show!) This is a delightful show in the first place, with Shakespeare’s Rosalind one of his more fully developed characters  Continue Reading