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Washington State Ferries: Cold Hands, Warm Hearts, Smooth Sailing

Washington State Ferries: My Mode of Transportation When you live on an island, and your only way off the island is by ferry, rider opinions...

Keeping Vashon Neighborly

After a recent trip to Seattle, I sat on the ferry feeling as though I had visited the moons of Jupiter, or at least...

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,...
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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...

A Fitting Goodbye to Christmas Past

A week of celebrating, and a drizzly, slate-gray morning have led me to reflect on some of the small moments of this big season. Yep, some fond memories and a cuppa...

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour: Seattle’s Best-Kept Holiday Secret

Bruised by the inescapable 24-hour news cycle of Black Friday, and images of folks fighting over vegetable steamers and life-size teddy bears, I feel it my...

Little Truck, Big Life

In 1998, I bought my little gray Mazda truck with a 150,000 miles on it for $1500. The gentleman I bought it from was a...
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Sunshine Pays a Visit to Vashon

A few days ago, the Pacific delivered a day of delights and a much needed reprieve from the rain. Mt. Rainier stood out across the...
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Vashon Morning: Early Hours and Warm Regards

It's o'dark-thirty here at home, and the world around me is just beginning to wake up.  On my rural road no street lights shine,...
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Summer′s Last Swim, Perhaps

This morning the fog has crept in low and slow, and wrapped itself around my house like a big unasked-for hug. Surprisingly, the birds...