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The Bliss of Lit Fest

The question from a friend seemed innocent enough: “Would you be willing to work with me and some other writers to plan a literary festival?” My positive response rose from that blissful place of ignorance. 383 more words


San Juan Islands, Washington State

Exploring Orcas Island and Beyond
Dec. 29-31, 2017
When I was in college, I spent a blissful summer living in a cabin and working in the kitchen at a resort on Orcas Island. 2,625 more words


Spritzing with Lavender

Sometimes a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands, for celebratory shopping at the Pelindaba Lavender store, takes the edge off of a grueling 2-hour-a-week blogging hobby. 14 more words


Storybook cream puff clouds

Playfully glide across the blue ribbon bay

Bouncing off one another

Playing hide and seek between the bulges of the islands… 49 more words

Creative Writing

Orcas photo album

Even when it rains five out of seven days, there’s no place I’d rather be than in our cozy log cabin, enjoying the warmth of a wood-stove fire and the tranquility of a remote location on Orcas Island. 461 more words


Remembering Dad

We’ve been here on Orcas Island since Saturday and it’s rained pretty much nonstop. No biggie. It’s what the weather forecasters predicted.

So why am I thinking about the sunny Southwest? 552 more words


2018/3/24 - Turtleback Mountain + Ship Peak / 龜背山+船峯

Photos from this trip can be found here.

Another rain-dodging trip to the Puget Sound area. It’d been eight years since I last set foot on Orcas Island to climb  354 more words