Vashon Living

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...

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...

You Can’t Judge a Man by His Topper

Bulldog in a newsboy cap
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...

After the Storm: Two Days Lost, Two Days Found

hot embers heating water in fireplace
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...

To Everything There Is a Season (Well, Kinda)

hammock in the garden
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...

Commute With a View, When Daylight and Clouds Allow

washington state ferry car deck
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...