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Last night after dinner I finally got around to reading one of the many magazines, newsletters and journals that I receive, but rarely read, each… Continue reading
As the soon to be 44th President of the United States stated in his acceptance speech last summer in Denver, birthplace of my birth, “At… Continue reading
Now that the Mariners are in Spring Training, we can all look forward to the Puget Sound’s Hall of Fame voice Dave Niehaus and the… Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago during morning coffee with the boys, I noticed after a few lukewarm sips that I was the only one at… Continue reading
Last Saturday night, upon returning from a day of fun in the Coupeville sun, I realized again how difficult it is to wind down when one is wound up.
Last night I was reading some poetry shared with me by a friend. One bit of prose that caught my eye was written by John… Continue reading
While backing my sometime-later-to-be-paid-for truck up a hill today, I realized once again how much I enjoy backing up. Not just remembering, mind you, or mind me, but the sheer joy of doing a good job backing up your vehicle, be it your car, your truck, your rig, your boat, your trailer or your riding mower.
Ever notice how much waving goes on around here?Are you one of those drivers that likes to wave at folks you know who are driving… Continue reading
Before we get started, although it certainly seems as if we have, let me thank you who have had the bold courtesy to say that you were glad I am back writing weekly non-necessities for the non-masses.
Given that 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, celebrated by the Chinese and others around the world, it only seems natural to honor the Tiger, symbol of boldness and brevity, as we share Five Important Things I Learned in 2010.
During our recent heat wave of octogenarian temperatures, I was reminded of one of the simpler pleasantries — shopping by catalog.In our childhood years during… Continue reading
I am writing this column by hand while sitting backstage at the Samsung Sound Lounge at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premiere music and arts festival, now in its 38th year. That’s more than half my lifetime.
So how was your Super Bowl weekend?Did your team win?Lose?Do you have a team?We saw a great team in action this past weekend in Greenbank.Last… Continue reading
Once a year, on the first Saturday of May, an extreme goodness fills the air, an extreme goodness that began 19 years ago when 90 Hearts and Hammers volunteers broke bread, backs and brawn to repair 17 South Whidbey homes.
To this retired political science major, it is somewhat strange to be writing this column before yesterday’s election, knowing that this may be read by… Continue reading
Last Thursday, at high noon at the Freeland Café, I had the pleasure of sharing a great brunch, a little time and a lot of… Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a tad down lately.Since our folks have been gone, the holidays don’t seem the same.Now that our… Continue reading
To say that living here is heartwarming, even in the winter, would be an understatement.So, without overdoing it, let me rephrase my understatement.Whidbey Island wows!Last… Continue reading
As of the last three weeks, there is a young buck living in my yard.
Excuse me if it seems like I am shaking, but I am.I’m not nervous. Just excited.After waiting over 30 years, I finally did it.I finally… Continue reading