Vashon Living

Vashon Island: One Day I Drifted Ashore…

Vashon Island: One Day I Drifted Ashore…

  Discovering Vashon Island Journeys rarely make sense and mine is no exception. Lucky for me, I drifted ashore on Vashon Island, a sweet spot moored in the middle of Puget Sound, home to the quirky, the kind, and the unabashedly laid back. A stunning ferry ride from West […]

For the Record: Dan Is the Man

For the Record: Dan Is the Man

Or The Day Big Red Refused to Move Happier times: A man and his new riding mower…vroom, vroom No doubt my neighbor and friend Dan has enjoyed (make that endured) the moniker Dan the Man his whole life. Well, I’m here to tell him to […]

You Can’t Judge a Man by His Topper

You Can’t Judge a Man by His Topper

After a fine evening in West Seattle with friends, I found myself on the Fauntleroy dock awaiting the 10:20 p.m. ferry to Vashon. Wind howling, sea spray biting, it really was a dark and stormy night, a Deadliest Catch flashback kind of night. On the […]

After the Storm: Two Days Lost, Two Days Found

After the Storm: Two Days Lost, Two Days Found

Where there’s a will there’s a way: survival depends on hot coffee. Mother Nature provided a reality check this week,  dispatching an arctic storm that toppled trees, sliced power lines, coated roads with ice and dispensed record low temperatures. The formidable storm left the entire […]

To Everything There Is a Season (Well, Kinda)

To Everything There Is a Season (Well, Kinda)

He who knows the right time to put up a hammock… Should also know it’s also a cue to take down the Christmas lights. One year ago:  Sprouting Broccoli: It’s a Keeper

Commute With a View, When Daylight and Clouds Allow

Commute With a View, When Daylight and Clouds Allow

It’s a dark and lonely commute by ferry in the winter (as seen on the covered bow deck) Light at last! April 15, 2009 at 0623 PT, Mt. Rainier reveals itself   May 01, 2009 at 0622 PT, ah…a daylight commute at last I bid “Good morning” […]