Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Yesterday was full of exploring and note-taking all along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, from lighthouse walks to a visit to the World Kite Museum (home of the Washington State International Kite Festival) near the Long Beach boardwalk, craft brew tasting at my friends Erik & Michelle’s amazing North Jetty Brewing, a rich meal of fresh-caught halibut prepared by top chef Michael Lalewicz at The Depot … Continue reading Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Ocean in View!

Ocean in View!

Sometimes the best adventures are close to home. This weekend, I’m headed to beautiful Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington state (my home state), where American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time at Station Camp. “In November of 1805, the U.S. Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reached the mouth … Continue reading Ocean in View!

Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style

Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style

I didn’t stay up late to watch television so I could see the famous ball drop in New York City’s Times Square. I didn’t get drunk on champagne or stay out all night dancing. I didn’t even stay up late playing Scrabble. Nope, I went to bed around 9 p.m. so I’d be ready to head for the hills & hit the slopes this morning. … Continue reading Volcano Stomp: Ringing in the New Year Pacific Northwest Style

"So I quit that job..." Rick Fogel's artistic legacy

“So I quit that job…” Rick Fogel’s artistic legacy

When I saw musician Rick Fogel busking on the main street in La Conner, Washington, USA, I put some money in his collection jar, snapped his photo and asked him for his business card. I immediately knew I’d be writing more about him one day. I think you’ll find his story as cool & inspiring as I did.   Watch for Rick playing dulcimer and fiddle … Continue reading “So I quit that job…” Rick Fogel’s artistic legacy