In this year of the coronavirus, of sheltering in place and social distancing, our neighborhood welcomed a new family to the block. The Coopers arrived quietly from parts unknown.
In my corner of the world (Seattle), we're in that in between phase of seasons. Our days are a little longer and the birds are more active. A walk through my neighborhood reveals crocuses, daffodils and camellias in bloom. So I have replaced the poinsettia with tulips as the featured plant in my house. But... Continue Reading →
Hooray! Summer has officially arrived! Last weekend I did something that I haven't done in almost 20 years. I attended the Fremont Solstice Parade. The Solstice Parade, which coincides with the Fremont Fair, is an annual community event celebrating the longest day of the year. The parade is colorful and festive. It's unique in that... Continue Reading →
Today is Valentine's Day and I want to share a story about love. I love pie. My partner Steve loves pie and he bakes them exquisitely. I also love Steve. But this story of love can be traced back to the mixing bowl in the photograph. This old bowl belonged to Steve's grandma Flora. She... Continue Reading →
It was a dark, rainy morning commute riding the bus into downtown. A pretty typical winter commute in Seattle--except for one thing. It was my last ride on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Last night Washington State Department of Transportation closed the venerable structure forever and soon it will be torn down. How I navigate this... Continue Reading →