Category Archives: Food

Grandparents Weekend

On Fridays, our five-year-old Byron attends Wilderness Adventure School somewhere beyond Duvall. Last week, Don and I were invited to their Grandparents’ Day. In order to get to school at ten on Friday morning, we left our home in Seattle … Continue reading

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FROM LAURELHURST, Part Two

One week after the trips described in the post just before this one, on a Sunday when we had an event at Seattle Center again, we tried again. Left our car near Children’s Hospital again, and waited on the corner … 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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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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The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and other hidden treasures in Tacoma

Great planning from the Tacoma-born member of our hiking group! She made three trips to Tacoma to iron out details of the trip, arrange for tours, etc.,  a fabulous effort and a good example to us all. We started at the … 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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Eating Well in Cuba

It’s funny how seemingly unrelated events over many years time can somehow coalesce into one experience. Several years ago I saw a play at the Seattle Repertory Theatre called “The Cook” by Eduardo Machado. More recently, my book group read … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Dessert? A Meditation on Bread Pudding

I don’t have a favorite dessert, but my husband loooves Bread Pudding. Whenever we go to a new restaurant, before he orders anything else, he asks if they have bread pudding, and if they do, he orders it immediately, to be … Continue reading

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Camping in Montana

So after enduring heat, rain, lightning and thunder, cold meals and no coffee, you might think I wouldn’t want to camp any more this summer. Well, you’re wrong. We packed our wet tents and left North Dakota. The sun was … Continue reading

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