Monthly Archives: July 2013

Writers Conference attracts fairy godmothers

More than five hundred people went sleepless in Seattle this past week. I was one of them. Sleepless because we all took part in the four-day annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, which had crammed in enough formal activities … Continue reading

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Time and tides

In the first line of “Love in the Time of Cholera,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez refers to memories conjured up by the scent of bitter almonds.  The taste of a madeleine cake causes French author Marcel Proust to remember the country home … Continue reading

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Lost in my own back yard

A month ago, a friend of mine who is an experienced traveler, sounded disappointed when I told her my husband and I had turned to a travel agent to help us plan a trip to Europe.  Recently, however, she changed … Continue reading

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Fond memories of a short life

It’s not just civic leaders who leave a hole in a community when they die.  Michael O’Neill, who passed away June 19, knew more about the lives of a long list of local residents than political leaders know about most … Continue reading

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