Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Ads Shmads

Brandon Brown

11/30/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 25 “Ads Shmads” By Bruce Williams I’m convinced corporate America doesn’t understand social media.  For instance, Crest has a Facebook page.  The toothpaste.  What more could you possibly want to know about Crest?  You put it on your tooth brush and smoosh it […]

Thanksgiving 2020 Reasons to Celebrate


11/26/2020 Thanksgiving 2020. It doesn’t take much to find all the negatives that can and will be associated with anything tagged 2020. Normally we would all be taking a quick breath with State Cross Country, Volleyball, Girls Soccer, and two rounds of State Football all in the books. We would […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Puberty

Brandon Brown

11/23/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 24 “Puberty” By Bruce Williams Puberty has come unbeckoned to the Williams household in the form of greasy hair, pimples and body odor.  Now 14 and 11, our kids are becoming these alternating mercurial and sullen strangers, eaters of entire pizzas and capable […]

The Burner: Malachi Flynn, Jaden McDaniels headline 2020 NBA Draft prospects with Washington high school basketball ties

Matt Baide

11/16/2020 If you’re itching for some high school basketball, you’re going to have to wait until at least January for any action on the hardwood. While you wait, Todd Milles at Scorebook Live takes a look at the 2020 NBA draft prospects with Washington high school basketball ties. Read Todd’s […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Our House

Brandon Brown

11/16/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 23 “Our House” By Bruce Williams So, we’re putting our house of 15 years up for sale—cleaning out every cobwebbed corner, dejunking every drawer, steaming carpets, puttying screw holes and the like.  It’s so clean and like-new now that I’d almost like to […]

Column: “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” A Tough Talk

Brandon Brown

11/9/2020 “That Got Me To Thinkin’…?” Chapter 22 “A Tough Talk” By Bruce Williams Recently, faced suddenly with the tragedy of a suicide in our family, I was stationed outside my daughter’s hair appointment waiting for her to finish—replacing my distraught wife who had just found out that she’d lost […]

Tumwater’s DuRussel Earns Her Fourth All-American Honor in Cheerleading

Matt Baide

[embedyt][/embedyt] (Above: BreeAnna DuRussel’s submission video to the National Cheerleaders Association) By Matt Baide ESN Contributor In a year full of uncertainty, there was one thing that was certain: BreeAnna DuRussel being named an All-American. In her senior season, DuRussel once again earned the recognition from the National Cheerleaders […]

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