Category Archives: Seattle

One More Comment on Public Transportation

The Laurelhurst Blog picked up my posts on public transportation and re-published them, and one of their readers, Larry, was kind enough to comment on them. He pointed out some mistakes that I had made, and thought that Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

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Third Try, Public Transportation from Laurelhurst

Our children moved from Queen Anne to Redmond. Nice for them, but they took our grandchildren with them. On this lovely Friday, April 15, our granddaughter Nina was scheduled to play Baloo in a student production of the Jungle Book … Continue reading

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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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Protected: Walkie-Talkies URBAN (Urbane) Hikes

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My New Book

All writers of non-fiction have a fantasy that some day they will write a novel. I am no different, so I am very pleased to announce that I have just published my novel, Show Me Your Face (CreateSpace 2015). You … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Houses

I have always been fascinated by little houses. I mean, little bitty houses, teeny tiny houses, like doll houses and bird houses. That’s why I acquired my first doll house when I was almost 60 years old, after waiting so … Continue reading

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Walking the Aurora Bridge, a new city park, and a great urban walk

Some weeks, it gets harder and harder to find a good hike for my weekly walking group. That’s especially true in the winter, when we do urban (urbane) walks. We try to find novelty, challenge, interesting scenery, and a good … Continue reading

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Deadhorse Canyon–Tell Yourself You’re in the Mountains

When the snow began to fall in the mountains and I grudgingly evolved from mountain hiker to city walker, I  tried to find a transitional hike for the Walkie-Talkies, my weekly hiking group, to make the switch to urban hiking … Continue reading

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