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TAKING LIGHT RAIL FROM LAURELHURST, almost

GREAT NEWS! On Saturday, March 19, the light rail stations at the UW Stadium and at Capitol Hill finally opened. Don and I were among the thousands who gathered to celebrate and ride free. We did it all: left our … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Birthday Party at Schilling Cider House

This year I was lucky enough to have my birthday fall on a Wednesday, my hiking day, so I could celebrate with a big group of hiking friends. Mike Cory planned a hike beginning at his house that took us … Continue reading

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ACT Theatre’s New Core Company

Seven great actors will form the Core Company at ACT in 2016, an innovation by new artistic director John Langs–that’s him on the right.  The others, from the left:  G Valmont Thomas, seated; Kirsten Potter; R Hamilton Wright; Connor Toms; … Continue reading

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SHOW ME YOUR FACE, One Year Later

People ask me why I chose to publish my novel, SHOW ME YOUR FACE, as an independent project rather than try to find a conventional publisher. Lots of reasons. My experience with publishers was not always happy. When HOLD THE … Continue reading

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Protected: Walkie-Talkies URBAN (Urbane) Hikes

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My Mother’s Strudel

My mother was not a great cook, but she was famous for two things: her tayglech and her strudel. Both of these delicacies are two bite snacks, good with tea or coffee or milk, if you’re young enough. Her tayglech, … Continue reading

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Cruising Up the Mississippi

Cruising up the Mississippi River in a steam driven stern-wheeler at seven miles per hour, I was reading the River Times for the next day trying to decide whether to go ashore tomorrow morning or stay on board for a … Continue reading

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My Amaryllis, continued from February 2014

Yesterday my walking group visited the botany greenhouses at the University of Washington. We saw a very stinky plant, big and ugly, and full of flying insects that were attracted to the smell that we found repellant. To each his … Continue reading

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A Great Site to Visit on Kaua’i—Makauwahi Cave Reserve

We have visited the island of Kaua’i many times, without ever hearing that there was a prehistoric cave that attracted visitors and researchers from all over the world. According to the visitor’s handout, this cave “is itself a huge fossil, … Continue reading

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The Sequel to the Sequel (Hat)

A long time ago, May 31, 2010, in fact, I wrote a post about the Sequel hat, a hat I had worn and loved for many years. I was sad because this hat was wearing out, the foil on the … Continue reading

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