Tag Archives: Seattle

Book Review: Water and the California Dream

Water and the California Dream Carle, David Counterpoint, 2016 What were the odds – I drive 1500 miles from the California desert to combine getting out of the dry desert summer with a pilgrimage to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 6: Down the Oregon Coast

Following lunch in Seattle I was very tempted to take the ferry to Bremerton and stop off in Olympic National Park for the night. As tempting as it was, I decided that since I had already extensively explored the Washington … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 5: Crater Lake to Seattle with stops

After leaving Crater Lake on highway 138, I turned east to pick up US-97 for a few miles before striking off to the northwest along highway 58. Much of this way was relatively mundane driving on straight roads through featureless … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 1: Hitting the road to Yosemite

The idea began rather spontaneously – I was at lunch with colleagues on a Monday and was lamenting, in more rather than less words, both the lack of a good bookstore in the local area as well as the desert … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – urban pollinators

While walking along the Seattle waterfront, my eyes picked up a small movement in a rugosa rose. Looking closer I found it to be a pollen laden bee, and as I continued walking I found a surprisingly large number of … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Folklife Festival

Walking by Seattle Center on a Memorial Day weekend, one can’t help but hearing the rich tapestry of sound coming from within or noticing the streams of people in a festive mood walking to or from the venue. On being … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A chedder cheese roll from Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky bakery. Bread, cheese, and green onions is a very good combination.

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