Welcome Home

My living room has big corner windows that look out over a somewhat suburban neighborhood. When I sit on the couch, I see a big slice of sky, a lot of telephone wires, and just there, between the sturdy trunks of some old Douglas fir trees, a tiny blue square of Puget Sound. When it’s …
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Ain’t That a Kick in the Head

Sometimes, in a worst case scenario, I get migraines from flying. I arrive at my destination with onion skin thin tolerance for food, water, light, and especially noise. When this happens, I imagine my head as an overripe tomato, barely containing its contents. I imagine brushing up against something and having the tightly contained throbbing …
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The Seward Highway

It seemed like a good day to have a midlife crisis so I opted for the red Mini at the rental car place. It was the right choice — the following day the sky was a shocking blue and it was t-shirt weather for the first time since I’d arrived in Alaska. It was also …
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Letter from the Editor

It’s not cold out — yet —  but there’s an awful lot of rain falling from the sky. The seasons are shifting in Seattle, and when this happens, it’s a good time to turn to money earning pursuits, the making of soup, and other activities that take advantage of indoor time. As I’ve migrated to …
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