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Adiós, Orcas

We came back a few days ago from this year’s third and final visit to our island cabin. Like every one before it, the visit was good for the mind and body to just let life’s daily stresses melt away. 330 more words


Monday, Monday

True story. How I spent last Monday on Orcas Island. *

Woke up.

Read a chapter.


Read a chapter.

Walked the dogs.


Read a chapter. 37 more words


San Juandering

A familiar ferry ride home:

the glimpse of Mt. Baker,
the small thrill at starting to move
(and the delight of those not accustomed to the journey), 80 more words

Halley Mccormick

of shifted sacrums and writing residencies

Imagine your sacrum. Now, imagine you’re a walker/hiker/runner taking your sacrum for granted (as most of us do). Now, imagine your sacrum shifts and suddenly: you can’t walk any distance without pain, you can’t run at all, and hiking is a struggle at best. 405 more words


Two birds

Among all of nature’s living creatures, birds are among my very favorite. Aside from the fact they can fly, many of them are breathtakingly beautiful with their striking red heads, blue or yellow bodies and their wing structures, no matter how big or small. 651 more words

Orcas Island

Seattle: Pike's Place Market, Lincoln Park, and the San Juan Islands

It is official. As of last Wednesday, I am on the road. It feels good to have everything I need in a backpack again. For me, there is nothing better than entering a new city/place with an open-mind and a packed backpack. 1,071 more words


'round the Bend with Roxy

Mountain Lake

Hello World! The Friends of Moran asked if I’d be interested in posting on their blog as a guest writer. My first thoughts were, “WOW! 884 more words