By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HIGHS

November 18, 2022

The question of whether all drugs should be legal is a complex one, although it is has often been answered with a yes or no. There are drugs used to cure ailments of the body, insulin for diabetes, antibiotics...

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EPISODES IN THE HERE AND NOW

November 16, 2022

Then she stood up, put her jacket back on with the same robotlike movements, and left.   —Albert Camus (The Stranger)  I was in line at Safeway in Ellensburg, and a woman ahead of me had four...

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A meditation on higher freedoms

November 2, 2022

Between University Avenue and E.7th Street and between Samson and Walnut, in Ellensburg, there’s some wild Nature—not exactly Wilderness—but a patch of land left alone and gone to seed.  The trail...

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A Letter to Thoreau

October 26, 2022

Dear Thoreau, Salutations from my outpost in the Pacific Northwest.  I can imagine you snug in your cabin at Walden Pond.  I know you’ve only received one or two letters in your life that you considered...

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Medicine for the soul

October 19, 2022

The Greek word for happiness is “eudaimonia” which literally means a state of “good spirit” and by extension,  “to flourish,” like an animal in good health; eudaimonia seemed to be achieved...

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