Come to Maine for the sea air

Come to Maine for the sea air

Home Port, 18X24,, $2318 includes shipping and handling in continental US. I arrived at home, finally, at 5:43 yesterday evening. I’ve been gone for a long time and been to a lot of places—to Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Fife, and then home through Reykjavik and Boston. From there I went to Albany, NY, where …

Wesley Des Moines Undergoes Transformation

Wesley Des Moines Undergoes Transformation

For 80 years, Wesley Homes has provided a network of housing and health services for older adults living in the Puget Sound region. During this anniversary year, the organization completes a 10-year redevelopment of Wesley Des Moines. The redevelopment added more apartments with Puget Sound views; more amenities, including a pool; more Cottage homes; a …

Sakura Ridge Farm & Lodge – Mount Hood, Oregon

Sakura Ridge Farm & Lodge – Mount Hood, Oregon

Three hours southeast of Tacoma, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, bountiful orchards produce fruit used to craft an array of European-style hard ciders. Tasting rooms scattered throughout the Hood River valley welcome visitors to sample ciders made from locally-grown apples, pears, cherries and quince. Reminiscent of an Italian agriturismo – a farm …

La Gitana Pizza: Authentic Dining Experience

La Gitana Pizza: Authentic Dining Experience

Pizzeria La Gitana whisks you away to an authentic European dining experience and you don’t have to leave Thurston County. The attention to organic, high-quality ingredients served in a sweetly romantic yet casual setting keeps people coming back for more. With strong community ties, La Gitana continues to be popular and appreciated. People return for …

Writer in the Wild: Podcast Guest

Writer in the Wild: Podcast Guest

It has been the world’s slowest burn through homeschool and other things, but I do get noticed, more acknowledgment (and my network grows) with each week, each month, each year. I get people wanting to send ARCs on a regular basis, now. I get comments on the blog more than I used to. I even …