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Travelogue Pt. 10

The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. 410 more words


Saying Yes to Gratitude

2016 has begun with Yes!

Its opening days brought glistening sun on frosty fields and the first snow of two winters. I’ve escaped the dark cocoon of my basement suite, into the light of the room I re-purposed from Mama’s piled up collections, abandoned projects, and perpetually drawn curtains, to openness from which I can see the mountain, the pink and gold sunrises, the chickadees playing in the bare lilac. 757 more words

Caring For A Parent

Public Labyrinths of Kitsap County

Finding the Bainbridge Halls Hill Labyrinth and its Community Tibetan Prayer Wheel is not so easy if, like me, you don’t know the island’s backroads, but I’ve been there a few times now. 576 more words

linh + eric │ trophy lake golf course │ port orchard, wa

The rain came just before the ceremony, a little downpour to kiss the ceremony space with some good luck. Then the sun broke out as Linh and her father ventured down the aisle. 54 more words

JaneG. Photography

Thanksgiving 2015

While baking my mom’s crescent rolls Thanksgiving morning, gathering the Pumpkin Somethin’ and the supplemental stuffing I had made the night before, I was scrolling through a photography forum I {very much} enjoy, and the thread was about who was being asked to bring their camera to Thanksgiving dinner, with many flat out refusing, some sighing that it was expected, and a few who wouldn’t dream of not bringing the “big” camera and documenting the day. 415 more words

Port Orchard Wi-Fi Project

A few months back I was approached by Brian Moran, owner of Banyan Telecom, about a new business he was starting in our county. Brian told me that his goal was to provide free wi-fi over public spaces such as near bus stops, ferry terminals, or parks. 139 more words


"To dos" and gratitude

In our two weeks (plus one day) of home ownership, we’ve already learned a few things. Mainly, how to do stuff. Last night, I watched my husband, who was convinced just six weeks ago that we would need to hire someone to do every little repair around the house, fix a toilet that wouldn’t stop running. 520 more words