May 242020
 

I started my first newspaper when I was in my mid-20s, in Grays Harbor, Washington. The harbor is the largest natural deepwater port on the Pacific Coast north of San Francisco, and has been an important shipping center since the days of the earliest settlement. Located at the base of the wild and beautiful Olympic […]

Apr 262020
 

My dad used to always say that some people are so cheap that if you were selling $100 bills for five bucks, they would ask for a discount. I thought that was funny as a kid, but when I grew up and started running my own businesses, I found out that it was all too […]

An American Hero

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052019
 

Given the patriotic theme of this week, I wanted to repeat a blog from a few years ago about one of the men who fought to give us the freedoms we have in the country. On a trip through South Bend, Washington, I stopped to pay my respects to an old friend. Bob Bush owned […]

An American Hero

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182015
 

When we were in South Bend, Washington Wednesday, I stopped to pay my respects to an old friend. Bob Bush owned the first office I rented for my first newspaper in Grays Harbor, Washington, a lifetime ago. He was a successful businessman who taught me a valuable lesson that has served me well over the […]

A Long Short Trip

 Posted by at 4:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142013
 

We left the Oceana RV Resort in Ocean City, Washington yesterday morning at 10:30 and set out on our 95 mile trip to the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve. Though it was a relatively short distance as RV trips go, I knew it wasn’t going to be a fast one. And I was right. We […]

We Needed That

 Posted by at 4:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062013
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, cabin fever was setting in. So we took a much needed day off and got out of the motorhome for a while. Our first stop was at the post office in Ocean Shores to mail out a bunch of orders. We use Stamps.com for postage whenever we can, to […]

Apr 152010
 

Today is a very special day. 28 years ago today, my daughter Tiffany was born, and my world has been a much brighter place since then. Of course, being my daughter, Tiffany had to make her entrance into the world in a memorable way. I owned a weekly newspaper in Grays Harbor, Washington at the […]