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Regarding racism in America, it’s my opinion that it has to be officially acknowledged as having existed, with all the ugliness and warts it has. One thing that I hear from some White Americans …

The outbreak of male loneliness

In 1949, May was designated as Mental Health Month. I propose we use May to become aware of what is being called the Male Loneliness Syndrome. Remember those times when you felt loneliness? It …

These folks are absolutely insane

OK, I’m pretty sure that about half of the readers of this particular column will not agree with me, while I think the other half will. A friend was kind enough to bring me to a Seahawks …

(In reference to the April 3 View From Here column, “Learning to be colorblind”) Race is such a multilayered factor. Self-segregation is a natural occurrence and not the problem. …

A rabbi’s reflection on Ramadan 

As a rabbi, you are most likely expecting me to write about a Jewish holiday or topic for my Worship column. Instead, I feel compelled to write about how I celebrated the Muslim holy month of …

What if there’s no ‘there’ there?

Many people move to towns like Mukilteo, Edmonds, and Mill Creek because they like the small-town “feel,” and want to raise their kids or retire in a safe place that has a strong sense …

Residents’ voices matter on state housing mandates

Hello Mukilteo! It’s truly an honor to serve on the City Council, and I’ve found the journey so far to be quite exciting. I’ve always enjoyed a good rollercoaster ride! …

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Do you have a job or a calling?

Editor’s note: The Beacon is revisiting Worship columns by some of our retired writers. This piece that ran Oct. 31, 2012, is by Mark Smith, former senior pastor of Mukilteo Presbyterian …

Being parochial

No, this column is not about the Catholic Church. It is about how we often seem to zero in on our local surroundings. In my own case, being brought up in Brooklyn, New York, until I left there …

Ferries: Clean and green in the future

Editor’s Note: WSF Assistant Secretary Steve Nevey wrote this piece in conjunction with the marking of Earth Day April 22. When I was offered the opportunity to move from the cruise …

It’s never too late to set personal goals

Yes, I know we are quarter of our way into 2024, but it’s never too late to make more 2024 resolutions. After reading Kate Colvin’s “Seven Tips to Keep You Feeling Your …

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What a fabulous turnout of volunteering on Saturday, April 20, in the Mukilteo Community Garden! We had members of the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo, Key Club members from Kamiak and Mariner High Schools, …

Why am I burning out?

The longer I am in ministry the more I see the problem of what we have come to know as “burnout.” The story is all too familiar. In the beginning, a person has a passion and a …

Loma Linda: The blue zone oasis of health, longevity

There are only five recognized blue zones In the world: Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. Blue zones are regions in the …

Thanks for the colorblind column

Just got around to reading what you said about learning to be colorblind. I can relate. I’m 75 and was raised mainly in La Habra, California, where I saw lots of Mexican kids in high school, …

Colorblindness the new racism?

Re: “Learning to be colorblind” (April 10 in the Mukilteo Beacon, April 11 in the Edmonds Beacon) by Paul Archipley: I think Paul needs a new alarm clock, as he seems to have overslept by …

Is thriftiness part of the Northwest culture?

Having lived in both Mill Creek for eight years and now Edmonds for 10 and also having lived in New England for many more years, I got to thinking about how these two areas are alike and are …

Save money – pollinate your yards and gardens

One of the best benefits of warmer weather is spending it with family and friends outside in the yard. Having an immaculate grass yard and garden, however, can be a taxing battle with nature.  …

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