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Think outside the box | Letters

In a world where Donald Trump can become president, Bob Dylan wins a Nobel prize and pigs jump off the ferry and swim ashore, I have to believe a solution exists to our affordable housing crisis. Since conventional thinking isn’t solving the issue, we need to think outside the box.

I’m suggesting that readers submit creative possibilities, via letters to the editor, no matter how ridiculous or impossible they appear at first glance. All we need are one or two of them to pan out and we can meet this challenge. My “crazy” ideas are to turn the old medical clinic into a dorm, have a “tiny house” community, start a Lake Union-type houseboat community, or allow property owners to have seasonal RV hook-ups. Don’t like my idea? Then let’s hear yours.

Mike Buettell

San Juan Island