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In Tall Clover: My Little Local Radio Show

New Flash! I have my own radio show, called "In Tall Clover," airing on the KVSH Voice of Vashon (VOV) at 101.9 FM locally. An extension of my blog,...

Rebuilding My Porch and DIY Credibility

I keep a mental to-do list, a growing index of things I want to get done, or more importantly that need my attention, or better put, needed...
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Memorial Day: What a Child Remembers

Proud to serve his country, my father was a quiet man more prone to holding his patriotism and service in his heart than wearing...
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Make Delicious Orange Peel Caviar

Orange peels and rinds are oft ignored flavor salvos just too good to toss or compost. These spongy fruit overcoats hold concentrated essential oils and chewy...

Vashon Sheepdog Classic: Where Each Dog Has Its Day

Vashon Sheepdog Classic - June 9 - 12, 2016 I love it when a familiar place surprises me, when I discover something that has been right...

The Harriet Houdini of Hen House Row

I don't keep chickens, they keep me. My healthy flock of 15 hens, one rooster and a clutch of nestbox eggs keep me busy. I...

May Flowers: What’s Blooming in My Garden

May Flowers: Thank You October-Through-April Showers Each month yields its own little surprises in my garden. In May, I welcome visitors in bloom, bough, petal and seedpod, returning...
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Who Is the Old Guy in the Selfie?

Each new season can be a quirky, moody little affair, that at times falls out of synch with my resident disposition, though I venture to say most seasons would...
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First Day of Spring, the Flowers All Sing

The first day of spring couldn't have come soon enough, although winter's waning days were nothing short of halcyon — those teaser days when waterlogged...

How to Build an Ikea Dresser (and Remain Sane)

In a weak moment, I was lured by the siren song of Ikea, by the promise of attractive, low-cost furniture flaunting itself (assembled, no...