Thinking Thanksgiving & Christmas

I hope your holiday was lovely, filled with bonding and growing those relationships that truly add meaning to our lives. Ours was spent in one of my favorite NW cities: Bellingham. Since the day was spent with family, we didn’t get to any of my favorite shops or eateries, but I was prepared. The weather Read More …

Ah, the clouds are back!

Well, the clouds have rolled back in to the greater Puget Sound region. With them come less bitter temperatures. I appreciate that. The past week or so, with temperatures down in the 20s, has been deeply uncomfortable. Yes, I am aware that a good deal of the country would love to WARM UP to our Read More …

Living la Vida soccer, or not

Am I terrible for being thankful my son didn’t get into soccer?  I look at those families that have kids playing the game and am just flummoxed by the time commitment. Now, I get the importance of learning to function on a team. Along with the value of personal growth in support of the team. Read More …

Some thoughts on Lynnwood

I noticed that the House of Rock restaurant going into the old Celtic Bayou space changed names. What does that means for a business that hasn’t opened its doors yet?  Perhaps there’s some uncertainty about their vision. To me, I worry that they’re more focused on their name and signage than on getting the doors Read More …

Snoqualmie Pass Throwback Thursday

The WSDOT just posted this to their Snoqualimie Pass Twitter feed. These historic references really delight me. It got me thinking about this road’s history and importance. What we now call Snoqualmie Pass was first utilized by the region’s indigenous tribes. Then, in 1867, the first incarnation of a road was completed. What we see above, Read More …

November Morning

This morning, gazing outside, I watch the fog drift through the treetops. This multitude of gray, muted varieties of darkness and light, both delights and calms me. Today’s chill holds a sharper bite: I re-befriend my sweaters. The gentlest of breezes activates the chimes upon my porch. So gentle, their movement imperceptible. Northwest winter rains Read More …