Fremont’s Solstice and Nude Bicycle Parade

We’d heard about Fremont’s annual nude bicycle parade years ago and hadn’t seen it so when Allison and Ted offered to guide us to a good viewing spot on Leary Way we signed up. Like Ballard, Fremont is on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, but further east and with a different character. Though huge condo … Read moreFremont’s Solstice and Nude Bicycle Parade

The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony by Rick Moody

Yvonne enthusiastically recommended the book to me, knowing that I’d like it. She had picked about ten books included on a New York Times 50 best memoirs list I’d forwarded to her when I’d seen it, knowing that good memoirs are her best reading. As usual she was right. Though we’d seen and loved Ang … Read moreThe Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony by Rick Moody

St. Cinders plays Vagabond Dreams and We Think of Baby Gramps

In mid-April 2017 we were in Taos, at the Taos Inn, with friends, on our way to Chimayo, New Mexico, for our annual gathering. We like the Taos Inn but usually stay at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House but this night they were full. After dinner at Orlando’s, great Mexican food at the north … Read moreSt. Cinders plays Vagabond Dreams and We Think of Baby Gramps

May Flowers on Yellow Island

Eleven-acre Yellow Island lies south of Spring Point on southwest Orcas Island and west of Crane Island. In 1979 The Nature Conservancy acquired the island and administers it as a kind of laboratory to study the invasion of grassland by woody plants and how to resist or reverse it. So, for instance, the group does … Read moreMay Flowers on Yellow Island