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 →
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 →
I enjoy reading. Mostly I read books and e-books borrowed from my public library, but I also haunt used book stores and little free libraries. Over time our spare room overflowed with books. Yesterday we waged a campaign to reclaim our space. The bookcase was crammed full and the floor was littered with paperbacks and... Continue Reading →
Do you dislike mowing the yard? Do what we do and let your yard go wild. We plant wildflowers in our side yard and it's a colorsplash of bee-attracting flowers!
"The mountain is out." If you spend time in Seattle or the Puget Sound region, you are bound to hear a local resident utter that statement. There is only one mountain we are referring to and it is Mount Rainier. On a clear day, there is no Cascade peak that dominates Seattle, Tacoma or other nearby... Continue Reading →