Of Glitter Bombs and Package Thieves
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Of Glitter Bombs and Package Thieves

By Marc J. Elzenbeck Whether by trying to conduct business at the speed of thought or due to plain old self-sabotage, institutions and traditions are stressed out and stretched thin. Such could also be said for the Postal Service ever since Ben Franklin took it over from King George in 1775. If only Ben had…

Groovy Man, Far Out
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Groovy Man, Far Out

By Mary Tuel When the Loop folded its tent and crept away last summer, I thought, well, that’s that. I was recovering from a broken back at the time, and that took up a lot of time and energy. So, I blessed The Loop and let it go in peace. Then word came that The…

The Dorsal Spin: For Pod’s Sake
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The Dorsal Spin: For Pod’s Sake

By Orca Annie Stateler 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 on both sides with multi-tribal Coastal Native marine life imagery. Whulj is a…

TideLines
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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…

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