Category: Life

A Conversation with Benji

“I’m glad to see you finally settled down Benji.” “What do you mean Sue?” “You get so wild sometimes. I don’t know what to do with you.” “Sorry Sue. I had a rough night.” “I understand Benji. It happens. Still I’d appreciate a little… Continue Reading “A Conversation with Benji”

Tis the Season for Change

No I’m not talking politics though that works too. I’m talking seasons which always arrive just in time, none with more fanfare than fall. Still it’s a process as trees take their time to change color and shed their leaves. The Gingko Biloba wore… Continue Reading “Tis the Season for Change”

My Great Grandfather’s Incredible Postcard Art! O.T. Frasch Was Seattle’s Legendary Photographer!

Originally posted on johnrieber:
Welcome To Seattle, Washington! Located in the northwest corner of the US, Seattle is where I grew up, taking for granted spectacular scenery like this on a daily basis: However, thanks to my Mom and Sister, I am learning that…

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden

Last week after having been being cooped up for days – first by smoke from wildfires, then by the heavy rain which followed – we were desperate to get out. So despite the rain we drove south to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in… Continue Reading “Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden”

A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair

It seems that by the time summer finally arrives in the Pacific Northwest it’s already on its way out. And while I always welcome fall, this year will hardly be typical. Back to school? Learning will start online, something not dreamed of when this… Continue Reading “A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair”

A Monday Walk and Pandemic Visit

On the first Monday of summer under the bluest skies and warmest sunshine I went to visit my mom – pandemic style. I pulled up under her apartment window, and gave her a ring, ‘hey mom, I’m down here to visit,’ and visit we… Continue Reading “A Monday Walk and Pandemic Visit”

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I… Continue Reading “And Yet There is Still Beauty”

Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

Originally posted on beetleypete:
Not long after the news media began to tell us about the impact of the Coronavirus pressures on the staff of the NHS, there was a feature about an elderly man who was hoping to raise £1,000 to donate to…

Ready or Not

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
It’s 4th grade and I’m at the school that looms large in my memory. We’re sitting on the steps under the overhang of the building,  a covered entryway somewhere between in and out.  School hasn’t…

Rise Up! : Sign Language Version

Originally posted on beetleypete:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHclxRbfYT4&feature=youtu.be My step-daughter Emma works here in Norfolk in a school for children with special educational needs. Because of Coronavirus, she is currently working from home on teaching projects. She decided to use her sign language skills to help and…

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