September 2015

Sailing into the Deep Blue on SUVA

Even before I step onto SUVA—Coupeville’s 90-year-old heritage vessel—I know our 2-hour sail in Penn Cove is going to be amazing. The sky is Caribbean blue, there’s a breeze to fill the sails, and everyone on board is all smiles. The crew maneuvers the 68-foot schooner [...]

September 30, 2015

“UNO to Another” (A Sonnet from within the Mirror)

"UNO to Another" (A Sonnet from within the Mirror) You know, (you know), that you KNOW; (seems 'tis So). Our Consciousness flies high, dips low, yet goes Most oftenly with least resistance-flow: Again, relapse into "I just don't Know." Shall you conceal from yourself the Nature [...]

September 25, 2015

“Free To Be You” at Home2Suites

In the lobby, the first thing I notice about the newly opened Home2Suites in Bellingham is its modern, stream-lined furniture and the contemporary color scheme of blues, reds, greens, oranges and yellows. The hotel by Hilton made an array of green choices from the recycled [...]

September 23, 2015

Witnessing the Cycle of Life in an Alaska Rainforest

In the sparkling shallows below, a large paw plunges into the creek. It darts so quickly I wonder if I’ve really seen it. It comes up empty. Trying a new tactic, the bear dunks his whole shaggy head in and finally snags a squirming salmon, beautiful pinks and greens flashing [...]

September 22, 2015

Bud Tales: How to Buy Green in the Evergreen State

Whether you’re a college student heading back to campus for the start of the term or you’re visiting Washington for the first time and heard of the new marijuana law, you’re probably wondering where you can get some. Washington is now dotted with hundreds of retail stores [...]

September 22, 2015

First People in Alaska – Tlingit

Her dark chocolate hair perched in a topknot, with wisps of baby hair framing her deep almond eyes, two-year-old Boo’s moccasins gently shuffle in the gravel as she studies me keenly, standing sentinel at the door to her family’s house near Ketchikan, Alaska. A traditional [...]

September 16, 2015

Ciao: Coupevilles’ Hidden Wood-Fire Pizza Haven

Known on the island as the best wood-fire pizza around, Ciao, located in downtown Coupeville, is definitely at the top of this pizza lover’s list! Not only is the location amazing- a relaxing three block jaunt from local landmark and watering hole Toby’s Tavern and the [...]

September 16, 2015

Seeing Alaska from Up High

Crystal clear lakes, verdant pines and massive snow-capped mountains fly by as the train jiggles along the track from Skagway, Alaska to White Pass Summit. As a rule, I avoid waking up before sunrise, but the spectacular views make it worthwhile. I sit in my padded seat, nose [...]

September 15, 2015

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