Tag Archives: Whidbey

Maxwelton Meal

Blame it on the butcher. Without knowing it, they inspired the idea of a Maxwelton meal. South Whidbey, where I live, is considered rural; but most people living here seem to be either retired, commuters, artists, or some other more … Continue reading

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A Minimalist Photographer

Nature photography is natural. It’s amazing how complicated it become: f-stop, shutter speed, depth of field, et al. Nature is sweet, awesome,  introspective, serendipitous, serene. Photographing it should be the easy part, and yet photography requires a camera, and a … Continue reading

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Housing Oil Yuan And Tea Prices

There isn’t just one number for the price of tea in China. The only number that matters to me is how much it costs when I buy some. A bunch of prices are bumping around in my head. They’re all … Continue reading

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Celebrating Projects Progressing

Celebrate progress. Some friends have launched a new phase of their business. I’m launching into a new phase for mine, too. Slow, steady effort creates progress. Sometimes it is hard to see it from inside, but it happens. It should … Continue reading

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The Value of a Free Concert

Thank you, South Whidbey Parks & Recreation and Goosefoot. Every Wednesday night, for about two months in the summer, those two local organizations put on free concerts in the park (SW Parks & Rec) and in the parking lot (Goosefoot). … Continue reading

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Thinking About Quakes And Tsunamis

The outside expert gets the most attention. Within the last few days, an article was published in the New Yorker that described the possible impacts of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Suddenly, the earthquake possibility is a topic … Continue reading

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Brown Lawns And Purple Poop

Welcome to the Pacific Northwet. Shut up, spellcheck. I left the s out on purpose. The Seattle area only gets an average amount of rain compared to the rest of the US, but we get a little, constantly. Except this … Continue reading

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Amazingly Minimalistic Marijuana

The debates. The millions spent on advocacy. The billions spent on The War On Drugs. The reality of the last twelve months. Twelve months ago, a pot shop, a weed emporium, a marijuana business opened on Whidbey: Whidbey Island Cannabis … Continue reading

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Finances And Fireworks

Boom. The Seattle area has been one of the driest in the country since the beginning of May. We’ve had less than one inch of rain in more than two months. That isn’t normal. The temperature is near 90, and … Continue reading

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Will Zillow Make Me Move

As of June 17, 2015, Zillow’s Zestimate® is only $162 from my Make Me Move® price. Sound like gibberish? Welcome to one possible future in real estate. My house, which isn’t listed, could get an offer. We’re about to see. … Continue reading

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