Feeding my travel bug

I didn’t need a passport for the final trip Rick and I took together. That was in May, 2013, when we spent two full weeks in Maui for his 60th birthday. The trip before that was to England and Scotland in September, 2012, and that was the last time I’d had the...

Hey Buddy, can you spare a dime?

I can’t see a penny on the ground without stooping to pick it up, reciting as I do so: “Find a penny, pick it up, then all day you’ll have good luck. Find a penny, let it lay, bad luck sure to come your way…” Stopping for a penny doesn’t mean I’m cheap—just...

Gettin’ fitter diggin’ dinner

Living “at the edge of the continent” along the southwest Washington coast has its distinct advantages, not the least of which is the ability to get out there and “catch” your own seafood dinner. Salmon, sturgeon, surf perch, oysters, crab, steamer clams and razor...

Hogging the remote

Summer used to be one heck of a long dry spell for us television addicts. Nothing but reruns as far as the eye could see. But times have changed. Some of my “favorite” shows are those whose season now begins where the traditional network season leaves off. And with...

Garlic Breath

This year’s Northwest Garlic Festival is coming right up! Hard to believe, but the fledgling festival begun in 1982 in the Ark Restaurant parking lot (yes, I was there), continues to get bigger and better every year, and on June 20-21, on the Wilson Field (25815...
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