Friday, December 6, 2019
Windermere Vashon

It’s Christmas! It’s Waterworks!

If Waterworks signals the kickoff for your Christmas festivities, it’s time to party! Vashon Island Visual Artists begins its Holiday Studio Tour December 7/8 and 14/15 and Waterworks opens the tour with the Friday,...

FOODS versus PAIN

For a long time I spurned canola oil because, though it claim to be a source of Omega-3 fats, it doesn’t really have very much. It is a pretty good source of alpha linolenic...

Regrets I’ve Had a Few

Don’t you hate it when you wake up for the usual reason in the middle of the night, and having completed your duty you go back to bed and you lie there in the...

Can’t Happen Here?

A little parable: I don’t know who else to talk to but we’re both members of the Corps, and I think that you will keep quiet about this.  Remember when the Leader was first running...

Wood Cutting and Selling

John and I were going to cut up a madrona log off Pillsbury Road, South of Burton.  I was telling him about working for Bill Poderenko up the Yahk River valley in B.C., next...

The Blessings of Beef

Food writers have been steering us away from red  meats, our best food source of iron. Go too low on iron from your diet and you become anemic, always feeling tired and even depressed....

Radiation Therapy Ha Ha

This morning I had two treats in my hand to give my dog, Marley. I made her sit and gave her one. Good dog. But then she saw that the second treat was bigger, and...

Planning

About 50 years ago, I got a bachelor’s degree in urban planning.  After a brief stint with the city of Chicago and then in the Peace Corps, I came to see a raw and...

Just Take One Bite

“I loved my peas with honey.  I’ve loved them all my life.  The honey is kind of runny, but it keeps them on my knife.” Mike, our eighty-pound Labrador was snuffling under the table, looking...

A Correction

“Mr. Speaker, would it be in order to move that the article which has been read, be excluded from the Globe? It is absolutely disgraceful to the House of Representatives of the United States...

Demon in the Thicket: A Cautionary Tale

The following message - the remnants of an old leather bound journal with the name “E. Harper” stamped on it - was found in a badly rusted metal container, uncovered as a field of...

TALK on the Rock David Guterson

David Guterson, Seattle novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist, will be the featured speaker in the forthcoming Vashon Center for the Arts TALKS on the Rock series next Wednesday, November 6, at...

Entertainment

The Seventh Annual “Will Sing for Vashon”

The holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of charity to our Island nonprofits. For the seventh year, Vashon Events is...

One More Mile

Road worn, but not weary, the latest incarnation of the blues band “One More Mile” includes talent from some of Vashon’s most celebrated musical...

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra

The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Music Directors Karin Choo and Justin Cole, will welcome violinist, Svend Rønning to join the...

6th Annual 5 x 5 Show at VALISE Gallery

In November and December, the 6th annual 5 x 5 Show returns to VALISE Gallery for a 2-month run showing more than 200 works...

New Works on Paper by Ann Leda Shapiro

Ann grew up in NYC, near the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She spent the sixties in San Francisco, attended...