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David's Desk

By David SpanglerDavid Spangler


Since my last “David’s Desk”, a friend has died at the age of 117. We’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship for the past thirty-three years, but this past year, we’d gotten close again. The death came as a shock. What died is our local newspaper, the Issaquah Press, which first started business in 1900. It Read more…

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By Susan Beal I started wearing glasses when I was in fourth grade. At first I was excited—they were something new, and it was fun to see so clearly! But after a while I started to resent how they split the world into things I could see well within a little oval frame, and things Read more…

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