Thursday, May 13, 2021
Windermere Vashon

Bean-Hole-Beans

George is a retired pharmacist living in Davis, California and a devout fan of John’s and my stories in the Loop.  A friend for 60 years, George and I called ourselves “ski bums” and...

Wild things

The first earwig of summer showed up today. It scampered out from under my blood glucose testing kit and was scurrying across the kitchen table at earwig top speed when it met with misfortune:...

Nuts: Magic foods for Longer Life

Researchers investigating nutritional values foods came up with a list of the 100 best. Walnuts were nearly at the top of the list, beaten out only by flax seeds as a source of omega-3...

The Decision

Since confronting the challenge of reducing our carbon footprint 30 years ago, the scenario has played out like an narcotics anonymous group trying to move forward with an opium processing plant next door.  Every...

Spoiled Reality

It has been a while since I had my official space here for film criticism since it’s been kind of a stretch to even get one column out of me and, after all, who...

May 16 Commemorates Japanese American Day of Exile at Mukai on Vashon

On May 16, 1942, with two days’ notice, armed guards herded 111 Vashon residents onto trucks at the island’s downtown Ober Park to be sent to detention camps in Pinedale, California. Their crime was...

Histories and Mysteries is Coming!

Histories and Mysteries: Preserving our Past, Funding Our Future is a variety show of interesting facts about what makes Vashon Island so unique in our spot in the Salish Sea while highlighting the Vashon...

Bean-Hole-Beans

There is nothing more fragrant than the steam from an open pit of bean-hole-beans drifting thru camp. There were three gold colored cans in the pit and each weighed 30 pounds loaded. They were...

Resurrection for Dummies

It is now the Easter season in the Western Christian church. Eastern/Orthodox Christians will not observe Easter until May 7. They are still in Lent. You do know that Easter is the re-named pagan spring celebration...

Where the Antioxidants Are

Antioxidants stop free radicals from trashing your immune system. They help you stay younger longer, and free of inflammation, infection, heart disease, and cancer. You get these miracle nutrients in fresh vegetables and fresh...

The Roasterie

PBS (public TV) repeats a ten-minute filler in between each fifty-minute program.  It changes every week or so, and last week you may have seen that they featured Vashon Island for its stellar vaccination...

Circle Game

It’s been about a year now, because the ranunculus are blooming again. There are, indeed,  other ways of marking the passage of years. I usually write in my rain log when the tree frogs...

Entertainment

Sound of Metal One Night Only

Blackgammon was a band comprised of Louise “Lou” and Ruben, who traveled across the United States with their form of rock. A genre that,...

Savage/Love Olivia Pendergast Studio Sale

Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds...

Mad Libs, Martinis & May Kitchen

Open Space for Arts and Community and May Kitchen & Bar invites the community to join them for an evening of hijinks and fun...

Savage/Love

Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a televised performance of Savage/Love, Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm on the Vashon Center for...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s a New Year and VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery is living in the moment with “The Light at the End of the Tunnel.”...