Just Discovered The Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

I adore Bellingham, and come up often. Yet, I just noticed the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival. I noticed the folks walking around in costume before I saw the banner advertising the event.  Reading over their site, it’s clearly been an annual event for at least a few years. I’ll add it to my list of geek events. Read More …

And now, Monday

It was a lovely but busy weekend. Highlights: Saturday, I saw Kamiak’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. Very impressive! Even more do considering these are high school kids. This was worthy of any community theatre. And it’ll be fine next weekend, too. It’s worth your time! Followed up with dinner at a friend’s place, Read More …

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 …

Weekend Thoughts: Good Ol’ Bellingham

What a lovely weekend. Saturday was spent with friends, pretty low key. Went to the Edmonds Farmers Market, then ordered dinner from Lynnwood’s Asian Wok. Several friends recommended Asian Wok to me, so I’m glad we made the time finally. One note: specifically order rice. Nothing dramatic, but then we move to Sunday. Sunday we Read More …

Continuing the Exploration

My life orbits South Snohomish County, especially Lynnwood. This is where we settled at 10, where I graduated high-school, and now where I raise my son. Several decades of my life right here. I get out, we do “things”, and yet there always remains some place new. So many places, nearby, where my feet have Read More …

Bellingham’s Fairhaven Sidewalk Sale : September 21

I’ve long loved the Fairhaven district of Bellingham. It’s quaint (overused, but just too perfect in this case), Victorian charm delights me. My two favorite shops: Village Books and Tony’s Coffee. With that, this year’s Annual Fairhaven Sidewalk SaleĀ (this Saturday) would be grand fun. I probably can’t make it up. But if you can, go. Read More …

Local Fireworks Displays

If you’re not inclined to zip over to the local fireworks stand (or Boom City), or just like professional fireworks, I’ve zipped together a little list for you. Not meant to be all-encompassing, by any stretch. Nor, for that matter, worrying about Seattle. That’s all over the tv and such. So, here’s the quick & Read More …