Daniel Hooker

Llaughing Llamas – July
Entertainment, July 2024, Llaughing Llamas

Llaughing Llamas – July

By Daniel Hooker I had an experience at the Senior Center many years ago. Carl, a deaf man, was telling a joke. As he walked around the room, all you could hear was the punch line, “Dam! Dam! Dam!” The expressions on the elderly ladies were precious. They thought he had lost his mind. Finally,…

Clothing Drive: A Hand Up
Island Voices, June 2024

Clothing Drive: A Hand Up

By Daniel Hooker Two Stories. A young woman, maybe 35 years old, came to the table. “Do you have any formal dress clothes? I just got a job. It starts tomorrow.” She went on to explain that, in Seattle, someone had broken into her car and stolen all her clothes and shoes. She was nine…

Health Matters

Two Vaccine Injury Stories

By Daniel Hooker I have been given permission to share two experiences of COVID vaccine injury. The stories are from an Islander and a former Islander who lived here many years. Story 1: “A few months after the vaccines came out, I took the vaccine (Moderna) knowing I would soon be required to anyway (since…

Announcements, February 2024

The Vashon-Maury Clothing Drive Needs You

By Daniel Hooker With help from our Community, Granny’s Attic, Mary Ashby Milne, and of course the Vashon-Maury Island Food Bank, I have been giving clothing and bedding away for years, and it’s been a pleasure. We need volunteers! The Vashon Maury Island Food Bank serves approximately 280 individuals and families a week, and so…

Llaughing Llamas Chronicles
Entertainment, Llaughing Llamas

Llaughing Llamas Chronicles

By Daniel Hooker Q. What’s the most dangerous thing in your bathroom to use as your life preserver A. A sink! ~ From J.J. Mormon at Island Lumber: I can’t understand why New Yorkers make such a big deal about New Year’s Eve. I mean, after all, every year they drop the ball! ~ I…

Far From Home – A Hard Road from Reality to Stability
Island Voices, January 2024

Far From Home – A Hard Road from Reality to Stability

By Daniel Hooker Recently, a friend, who like most people I know, quotes the media’s “facts” surrounding the unhoused/homeless situation, said: “Most people who are homeless are unwilling to accept help – because they’re on drugs.” It’s hard to empathize when success is measured by a human’s abilities to be a “contributing taxpayer.” Please understand…

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