A positive message to start your weekend

Peter Dinklage, currently famous for his role as Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones spoke at Bennington College’s commencement in 2012. Here’s a nice highlight reel.  The basic theme: Don’t Wait. Don’t wait to pursue your dreams, to take risks, to be fully alive. I also appreciate his incorporation of Beckett: “Ever tried, ever failed. Read More …

A new band to me: Fell From A Star

My friend Anna, over at Anna’s Transformation mentioned a band, Fell From A Star in her recent post. I listened to their song Made of Diamonds, which I think is pretty good. Love the vocals along with the harmonic blend. If you have Spotify, you can stream their album Made of Diamonds, which I’m doing now. They’re Read More …

Addicted To Debt?

Came across this article recently: Americans Feast on Debt Of particular concern: Debt is reaching new highs: “total household debt achieved a new peak in the first quarter of 2017, rising by $149 billion to $12.73 trillion-$50 billion above the previous peak reached in the third quarter of 2008” Now, I’ve also read some pieces about Read More …

Edmonds Area Podcast: AquaCast

I met the “Bald Fish Guy“, aka Ryan at the Visitor Station at Edmonds’ Olympic Beach during a recent visit. He’s a docent there, and knows his Puget Sound marine life. So I found it fantastic to talk with him. He hosts a podcast, Aquacast, focusing on Puget Sound marine life, systems and the eco-system we live in. Read More …

This Weekend: Camping at Camano Island State Park

Something my family has done with dear friends for several years: crabbing at Camano Island State Park. This year’s trip was a bit more eventual than planned (I’ll get to that in a minute), but otherwise nice as always. The park is very scenic, with plenty of trails and pretty easy access to the boat Read More …

Along Marysville’s Ebey Waterfront Trail

This afternoon I was able to break away from my desk and walk the nearby Ebey Waterfront Trail here in Marysville. It’s really nice trail, just off the river. Many opportunities for wildlife sightings (especially if you like birds)…I saw two bald eagles, a couple of herons and some other eagles, but they too far Read More …

Changes with the Muppets

The Washington Post is reporting that long-time voice of Kermit (and other Muppets), Steve Whitmire is stepping down and a new voice, that of Matt Vogel, moves to the fore. Well, nothing is more consistent than change. I expect Kermit will retain his cultural cornerstone place for years to come. My beloved Muppets have been Read More …