Seattle Central Library: a Model for the Information Age
The word library conjures memories of stacks of books and librarians whispering, “hush.” The 18-year-old Seattle Central Library is nothing like that; today, it’s a...
When Triton’s Trumpet Sounds a Warning, Heed the Call
The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans By Cynthia Barnett W.W. Norton & Company 417 p., 2021 Barnett believes we are again poised at the...
Welcome to my Commonplace Book
Everything that slows us down and forces patience
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” – May...
Little Places with Big Names
Photo by: Andy Witchger, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons On our usual commute to our daughter's house, we pass a street sign marked Ravensdale. Dave casually mentioned...
Florida writer living in
the Pacific Northwest
I never expected to leave the beach, palm trees, and glorious sunsets of Florida. Seriously! I even have a master’s degree in Florida Studies. So, my move to Washington, the Evergreen State, had to be from a powerful pull. It was; in 2020, my husband Dave and I became grandparents to twin grandsons, and their brother who was born in 2022. Grandparenting adds a new busy dimension to our lives and readers might assume my interest in Florida nature and architecture has faded. But I’m curious about those things here in the PNW too. I’m looking forward to learning like a kid again and having three little guys join me on my explorations!
You’ll find my writings about Florida, North Carolina, and Washington here, along with a new tab, poetry and maybe some drawings. So the journey continues. You’re welcome to come along.