Acres of Clams: The Seattle Files with Chris Allen

A podcast where local comedians learn local history Having moved to Ballard from Olympia at the end of March 2019, I wanted to understand where I was. Hour long early morning walks radiating out from our apartment building in all directions were a daily pleasure and I got to know the neighborhood and sometimes people … Read moreAcres of Clams: The Seattle Files with Chris Allen

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