The Tree that Defies Gravity

When we were in the process of purchasing our home, the home inspector asked if we had noticed what he called “the tree that defies gravity.” Neither of us had. Here are some photos of the tree that literally defies gravity. I think it’s an old growth Sitka Spruce, but I’m not 100% certain. Tree hugging Steve is in the… Continue reading

Trick or Treat from a Pack Rat

This is the plastic pumpkin I put out on the patio table just outside the kitchen. It has an electric light inside of it and is our only outside Halloween decoration this year. I thought the mask was a nice touch for the hideous 2020 year this Halloween is in. Besides, we wanted to be sure that we were following… Continue reading

We’re Part of Sausalito Folklore!

What could be cooler than that?! Today I met a couple from Sausalito. We were all chatting about the small fishing village then to become warship building central then to become tourist Mecca. We lived in Sausalito from about 2011-ish to 2014-ish. During this time we had my childhood baby grand piano moved from Florida to our home atop the… Continue reading

Moving Back in Time – Waaay Back!

We chose to retire to this area of the country (the Pacific Northwest) for several reasons. Among them are: The natural beauty of the area is stunning!We love living on the Pacific Coast because we love cooler weather: mist, fog, the marine layer, storms coming in off of the ocean1 .We felt like we were stepping back in time every… Continue reading

An Educator Speaks

Dr. Tim Tyson Tim Tyson spent his career as a public school educator. He was a teacher and a school administrator. Because of his success and international recognition, he then began consulting with educators and education policy makers the world over. You can learn more about his work at DrTimTyson.com. Last week The United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos,… Continue reading

A Member of the White Evangelical Community Speaks

Evangelical minister Rob Schenck I am quoting a June 16, 2020, PBS video from Amanpour & Company in its entirety in which the interviewer, Michel Martin, asked questions of Reverend Robert Schenck, a white evangelical Christian. Rather than offering commentary, I’m letting him speak for himself. The article is very lightly edited for clarity and readability. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: A key… Continue reading

Extreme Social Distancing

We’ve been taking social distancing very seriously these days. I’m frankly disgusted by the small percentage of people who are not. Irresponsible assholes, if you ask me. Anyway, in the nieghborhood we are taking it seriously as well – so seriously that the neighbors on both sides of us have left the state! They have gone to places with less… Continue reading