Tidal Life began as an environmental column in the South Whidbey Record, the bi-weekly paper that covers the towns of Langley, Clinton, Freeland and Greenbank.
For three years I enjoyed the pleasure of a public pulpit for my monthly rant about the stupid things people (myself included) do on their waterfront property. The column offered solutions for how to do things better to take care of the land and water.
Budget cuts eventually forced the paper to discontinue most columnists and freelancers. But It was glorious while it lasted.
A few of these columns have been repurposed into posts here on Tidal Life. Eventually I plan to update them all with current information. As they have recently disappeared behind a paywall, that has become a more pressing project. You can read three columns before you get blocked. The ones in bold are my favorites. If nothing else, the titles serve as a reminder that I’m pretty good with puns.