Sunday, June 16, 2019
Windermere Vashon

Trim Ship; Don’t Rock the Boat

Our last instructions from Papa Jim had been to carry the rowboat, “not to drag it; lest the barnacles and rocks tear up the bottom. “  Mike and I had a hold of the...

What Do You Do with an Artichoke?

In the Eiffel Tower near the bank of the River Seine, in the summer of 1957, I ate my first artichoke ever. It came to the table with a little bowl of melted butter...

Tie Me Weltschmerz Down, Mate

There was an election in Australia the other week. I have no understanding of Australian politics, so I read up on the subject. Their Liberal Party is conservative. The National Party, a smaller party, joined with...

Parsing It Out

I’m wondering if you have noticed that the plants are flowering at different times this year.  The rhododendrons are usually pretty much done by the end of April, but this year, they are a...

IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island

On Friday June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Vashon Heritage Museum invites you to join us for the opening of its largest exhibit ever: IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island. More than...

The Unknown Unknown

I have not really felt like writing much of anything lately, mostly because I have been stuck pondering the question of “Why Bother?” This comes on the heels of contemplating the question of why...

The Apron and the Slip

It was nearly time to write another story as John and I were basking in creaky desk chairs, watching the sailboats ply the harbor, waiting for inspiration.  I asked John if he had ever...

Keeping Cool

As I write, on the eve of Mother’s Day,  the hall thermostat set at 69 degrees, the actual temperature is 80. Yet I don’t feel uncomfortable. We adjust. We keep well hydrated and wear...

This Is Not About Hockey

Happened to be watching CBC, Canadian television, the other day when the Stanley Cup playoffs came on. Translation for those of you too American to know: the Stanley Cup playoffs are the World Series, the...

No Time to Sit By

In the first session since the Democrats have taken control of both houses of the state legislature, perhaps the most ambitious bill in the country requiring a transition to renewable energy was passed into...

Vashon Island Dog Trials Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Vashon Sheepdog Classic announces 10th Anniversary of 2019 sheepdog trials running Thursday June 6 through Sunday June 9, 2019 at Misty Isle Farms on Vashon Island.  On over 30 acres of breathtaking fields at...

Ferry Stories

John and I were sitting in the front room of my quaint log cabin, on a cliff above outer Quartermaster, recalling ferry stories: when I remembered the “burnt out clutch.” We were pulling away from...

Entertainment

The Pat Reardon Band

From various incarnations as neighbors & roommates in West Seattle during the 1990’s, these friends/musicians gelled and molded into who they are now: one...

Ara Lee James and Beth Wood in Concert

Debra Heesch and VCA are proud to present Ara Lee James and Beth Wood in concert. Texan-raised, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Beth Wood has won almost every...

Oh Brother

A play, set as an audition for a fictional, future production on Vashon Island of Oh Brother Where Art Thou, featuring various island performers...

Dance Party with The Van Redeker Band!

Get down with the Van Redeker Band on Friday, May 17th, 7:30 PM. Vashon’s popular dance band is preparing a new batch of groove-infused...

Security Project at Open Space

“Expect the Unexpected” from the Security Project as they bring the timeless masterpieces of Peter Gabriel plus Genesis into the 21st Century Featuring Jerry Marotta,...