Month: August, 2022

The Dorsal Spin: For Pod’s Sake
Island Voices

The Dorsal Spin: For Pod’s Sake

By Orca Annie Stateler “Killer Whale and Salmon Nations of Whulj” Side A – By Odin Lonning Tlingit artist Odin Lonning recently installed a panel on the lawn shared by The Lodges on Vashon, Wine Shop Vashon, and Vashon Brewing Community Pub. “Killer Whale and Salmon Nations of Whulj” is a cutout hardwood panel painted…

TideLines
Island Voices

TideLines

By Seán Malone & John Sweetman  We sat together on Seán’s deck overlooking outer Quartermaster and lifted a small glass of single malt as a mutual toast to the revival of “The Loop.” The deck in particular had been the “source” of many of our stories that ran in the earlier Loop; which had earlier…

What Brought You To Vashon?
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What Brought You To Vashon?

By Jonathan Laine Many years ago, after deciding to leave northern California and continue exploring the West Coast, I checked in with a new friend of mine in Arcata. He asked where I was going, but I wasn’t sure. I told him I wanted to go north. He said: “I know exactly where we are…

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VALISE Gallery Presents What the Hell’s Going on Here?!

Abstractions, Oddball Whimsy, Fallen Arches, Escape Velocity and Colorful Kid’s Book Art Featuring brand spanking new work by Gregory Burnham and Bill Jarcho Bill Jarcho was raised by puppets and was so animated and loopy as a kid that Saturday morning cartoons watched him. Thus began his journey through the land of art and humor. After…

The Value of a Musician
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The Value of a Musician

By Vanessa Burgess Many Vashon Island children start music lessons and overcome the challenges of practicing regularly only to be confronted with the question of whether they should continue with music lessons in favor of pursuits deemed more profitable or worthwhile. Most musicians don’t get scholarships to music school, go on tour, or make a…

What Matters
Literary

What Matters

By Stephen Silha In the 1990s, I was part of a group of journalists who conducted a research study on the future of community communication in the Puget Sound area: “Good News/Good Deeds: Citizen Effectiveness in the Age of Electronic Democracy.” We looked at the relationship between so-called non-profit organizations (we suggested they be called…

Humanity’s Existential Threat and Solution
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Humanity’s Existential Threat and Solution

By Mark A. Goldman There is a great misunderstanding as to what values human beings must study and adhere to in order to remain sovereign and in possession of their natural abilities, inalienable rights, and possible states of higher consciousness. This lack of understanding has evolved because of the various social, educational, economic, and political…

Why The Loop Now
Commentary

Why The Loop Now

What does it mean to be Islanders? What are the unique issues that we face? It hardly bears saying that the past two+ years have been challenging. How do they affect us individually and in our various circles and threads of community? Do you feel that your perspective has been or is being heard, valued,…

Coffee Flowers, Cherries, and Processing
Health Matters

Coffee Flowers, Cherries, and Processing

Coffee Flowers Coffee Cherries Old World Traditional Processing Roots that span over 50 years in the PNW and on the island for 40. Located where the town of Vashon originated and Roasting onsite – with a time honored rustic roast style on vintage machines. Apprenticeships here take over 4 1/2 years to complete. Buying directly…

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