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Micro lunch

The highlight of my day was being treated to lunch in a Microsoft cafeteria and getting close enough to a couple of Microsoft objets d’art to snap photos, all the while getting tips on how to increase visits to my … Continue reading

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“Gardens of earthly delights”

Imagine waking up to snow high enough to cover your day lilies (which decided to start sprouting leaves in late January), and a few hours later walking past flower beds filled with fragrant hyacinth, honeysuckle and daphne odora.  The contrast between indoors and … Continue reading

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Permission to come aboard…and shop

This month some of the local food producers collaborated to create an indoor winter farmers’ market, where they’re selling vegetables such as kale, radicchio, carrots, and several varieties of squash; artisan breads, pies, and chocolates; squid-ink tagliatelle — aka egg … Continue reading

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Fun with fungi

I just finished reading a creepy mystery called Into the Woods by Tana French.  Happily, yesterday’s visit into the woods with friend Marilyn was anything but creepy.  We went to a nearby lake and forest in search of chanterelles.*  She … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

When we tore down and rebuilt our house a few years ago friends asked, “What do you like the most about your new house?” and my answer was always “the little things, the improvements over the old house that others … Continue reading

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Traveling by light rail

Claudia — a friend who recently returned after living out of the country for two years — and I were inspired to become explorers by a book she found in the library called Washington Curiosities.  The subtitle is “Quirky Characters, Roadside … 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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Lacuna is a great read

Retirement has given me the luxury of time to try things I would never have tried before, writing this book review being one of them.  I am doing this because the book I just finished left me agitated, depressed, and … Continue reading

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Farmers’ markets keep frig from becoming Superfund site

During the summer, healthy, albeit expensive eating is guaranteed by the presence of farmers’ markets in every community.  I decided to check out five markets in this area, over the course of the past few weeks, to compare produce quality, … Continue reading

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Birthdays are better

This year’s birthday was different and better than most.  First of all, I didn’t have to attend any late night meetings immediately before, during or after the date to observe the annual ritual of the school board approving the next … Continue reading

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