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Long Beach Dreaming

I pinch myself at times taking in the evergreen views off my third-floor deck at the base of the Issaquah Alps. Osprey’s piercing calls echo through the valley – perched on high treetops with eyes keen to silvery splashes. Owls hoot through their alpine telephone line sharing mysterious messages from …

My Happy Place

What makes your “happy place”? I suspect it’s different for everybody. It’s where I go to relax and unwind with no distractions or interruptions …

Treefort Report

I didn’t expect to head to Boise, ID, for an indie music festival. In fact, I hadn’t heard of Treefort – their …

A Tasty Day in Crackerville

Of course I love a good cracker. Crackers are, after all, the perfect edible tool to get yummy toppings into our mouths, …

Back to the Beach!

Has it really been six months since my first visit to the Long Beach Peninsula? It seemed like only a few weeks …

Oyster Love

As  Space Needle and salmon are the posterchildren for Seattle, the same is true for oysters … and I love ’em! Again …

A Morning in the Market

Visiting Pike Place Market certainly isn’t new to me. I work less than a 10-minute walk away, and my bus departs for …