What gives me hope for the new year

It started on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. I was speaking with a friend on the phone when I noticed that it had started to flurry outside. Soon the flurries were genuine snowflakes. I quickly wrapped up my phone conversation and stepped outside. Snow! I felt giddy. Would we have that rarest of events--a white Christmas in... Continue Reading →

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A Tube of Lip Balm Saves the Ski Day

We hightailed it to the Methow Valley last weekend for a few days of skiing. What fun it was! We spent our first day alpine skiing at low key and family-friendly Loup Loup Ski Bowl. The only chair lift leisurely carried us to the top of Little Buck Mountain and, on this day, above the... Continue Reading →

Mother Nature forces us to take a break from work and politics

Today Mother Nature gave us a snow day in Seattle. It was a much needed respite from the political havoc that has descended upon this nation since the transition to a Republican administration. For at least a few hours, many Seattleites opted to shun news, social media and work to play in the snow. Instead of... Continue Reading →

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