Month: September 2018

Fall leaves

Smack into Fall

This morning when the alarm rang, my bedroom was dark. Pitch dark. I got up before the sun bothered to rise. It’s not because my wake-up time changed, it’s because autumn arrived. According to the calendar, it’s the correct time for the fall season. After all, as George R. R. Martin points out in Game …

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Trolly for Seattle Storm WNBA Championship parade

Congratulations to the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA Champs!

I’m not going to lie. Life in the city comes with challenges-noise, traffic, and much smaller grocery stores-but there are also advantages. One of the best perks is proximity and access to fun events. Last Sunday I walked a few blocks to the Seattle Center and cheered on the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA champions. (That’s …

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hoodie with no face

My Nemesis

Every gripping story features a villain. It could be a human bad guy, a hostile environment, an oppressive regime, or a life-threatening illness. I wouldn’t necessarily describe my life story as “gripping”, but I have identified an antagonist. My nemesis is me. This thought came as surprise-at least to me. Others may have already suspected …

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Cruise, Ship

Vacation!

Vacation. What image does that word conjure in your mind? A sun-drenched beach, an exotic foreign city, or a wilderness retreat? Vacations are highly recommended to give us a break from our ordinary routine. Depending on your choice, they may refresh, recharge, or relax. We step out of our everyday life and examine our priorities, …

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