Aug 312010
 
What's the Scoop on the Poop?

I never thought I’d compare Spokane with Paris. But on a recent visit I found one similarity so compelling I just couldn’t help myself. The similarity? I can tell you in one word. Well, actually two. Dog poop. It was everywhere on the bluff overlooking the Spokane River near my friends’ house. It was prominent […Read more]

Stepford Suburban and Eclectic Quirkiness Are Just a Bridge Apart

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Jul 202010
 
Stepford Suburban and Eclectic Quirkiness Are Just a Bridge Apart

I just discovered something that Seattle and Europe have in common—very diverse cultures living side by side. It fascinates me how one can experience the laid back and random culture of Italy (“let’s drink some wine, go to the beach, ignore every traffic rule and park on the sidewalk”), then drive an hour and be […Read more]

Rain Drums in My Own Backyard

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May 252010
 
Rain Drums in My Own Backyard

When you can’t count on rain in Seattle, what can you count on? Rain seemed to be a necessary ingredient for visiting a rain drum exhibit, so we chose a day when the forecast was for rain. All day long—9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. But as we headed east from Seattle on I-90, the sky […Read more]