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The Beauty of Gratitude: Thank You

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My year has been marked by the loss of my two favorite furballs: Boz and Gracie. But my year has also been marked by...

Keeping Up With Nina

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There are milestones and then, there are MILESTONES, and this week my friend Nina celebrated the latter—her 100th birthday! Yes, a century of awesomeness...

Special Delivery…

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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for the kind notes, cards, comments, well wishes and condolences regarding the loss of my four-legged friend,...

Vashon Halloween: Ghouls, Goblins and Cutiepies

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scary jack o'lantern
Vashon Islanders take their celebrations seriously, in a non-serious sort of way. Halloween is no exception. On Friday, town was closed to cars, and...

Good Morning, Fourth of July!

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Awaiting the arrival of the mini-hydroplanes, I'm on the porch with Boz. It's 5:28 a.m. and while I can't see the little waterborne wasps,...

Mother’s Day, and Morning Coffee With Mom

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On this very early Sunday morning, I am apparently late to the start of the Mother's Day festivities, at least the ones seen outside my window....

A Valentine From Miss Olivia

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cutie valentine
I've always been a quiet admirer of the valentine. While the day celebrating its delivery seems a bit overwrought with expectations, I have to...

Vashon Island Halloween Spills Into the Streets

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vashon bob monster
When The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie starts lining up pumpkins on the porch, you know Halloween can't be far behind. Because island residents are...

Shining a Little Light on the New Year

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Hope for the New YearOne paper bag + a couple cups of sand + one lit candle = magic My brain seems to have been...

Thanksgiving: A Day to Dine on Gratitude and Apple Pie

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Thanksgiving Home A quick note to wish you and yours a day of abundance and gratitude, of pumpkin  pie and ladles of gravy, of warm...