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Tulipmania

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival website boasts that one million people a year attend this event every April.  I believe they all came today.  Who can blame people for wanting to take a road trip on this, the warmest, sunniest … Continue reading

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Read it, then eat it

By now all the entries in today’s Seattle Edible Book Festival will have been judged and eaten.  Change that to most of the entries, since not all looked tasty enough for folks to consider putting them in their mouths; nonetheless, together they formed … Continue reading

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The state fair: food, farm animals and fun

A state fair is a small slice of Americana and a large slice of Americans.  My husband and I “did The Puyallup” yesterday, as the slogan goes, The Puyallup being the annual Western Washington State Fair.  The beauty of not having to … Continue reading

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Once a Year Tradition

Once a year I do my part — quite a small part when you consider the volunteer power and time it takes to put on this event — for the Japanese cultural and religious festival, Bon Odori.   Somehow the celebration, particularly … Continue reading

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