Mt. Rainer’s Wonders

One of the best things about living in Washington state is the view of Mt. Rainier. At 14, 410 ft. high, Mt. Rainier is the tallest peak in the Cascade Range. It is an evolving landscape of forests, meadows, glaciers, and craters. It is a place of untrammeled  freedom from development and a place of…Read more »

Superstition & Song

Some of you may remember a parent or grandparent saying this ditty before you went to sleep. “Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Did you know it was based on truth? Old superstitions and religion thought it evil to bathe more than a month at a time. It was thought a sign of vanity.…Read more »

London Bridge

Remember the old ditty, “London Bridge is Falling Down?”  That song was based on truth. The original London Bridge endured 50,000 pedestrians daily over 140 years until the bridge slowly began to sink in the soft bottom of the Thames River. England decided to sell the London Bridge and the USA bought it for millions…Read more »

Friday Harbor

The sea sloshed against the ship’s sides as the ferry weaved in and out of the heavy criss-crossed waves. I stared through the window for a glimpse or a peek of a whale, but the glass steamed from the mist. Someone shouted that a Bald eagle nested in a tree across the way, but the…Read more »