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Land Acknowledgment – Waters in Name

Perhaps language arose with humans as a kind of call-and-response with the natural world. In the midst of the companionable sounds around us, we found ourselves with things to say in turn. In any case, nature expresses in our languages. We can hear the waters, aspects of geography, animals, birds, weather, and temperature in the…

Kitchen Medicine
Island Voices

Kitchen Medicine

There are many things in our kitchen cupboards that can bolster our body’s ability to heal itself. Every mother is a bit of a medicine woman, and what do you do if no doctor is available? Prevention is of course the best medicine. We all know that fresh air, fresh vegetables and fruits, and plenty…

January Crossword
Entertainment

January Crossword

Welcome to our January puzzle! ****** SPOILERS!**** Answer Key below Last chance to look away, look away before the Answers appear! Okay, here is the – ACROSS: 4. lemon 5. zinc 7. ionophore 8. raw 9. nature trails 11. coffee 12. sleep DOWN: hydrated 2. walking 3. vitamin D 6. chocolate 10. honey

The Llaughing Llama Chronicles
Llaughing Llamas

The Llaughing Llama Chronicles

As we change from the old year into the new year, and as I shed my aging skin, I tend to look at myself in the mirror and laugh now at the different things we are going through as we get older. Recently, I’ve been alerted to the fact that we are starting up a…

Amazing Vegan Pâté (a la Kauai)
Recipes

Amazing Vegan Pâté (a la Kauai)

I discovered this amazing pâté in Kauai. It is an adapted version of a recipe from the vegan cookbook, “Blossoming Lotus.” I’m not vegan, but I sure love the vibrancy of this versatile food. You can serve the pâté on toast, use it as a salad dressing or pasta sauce, or put it in puff…

Literary

I Have Yet to See

too many starstheir vastness pricksmy skin with wonderment Perhaps in another lifeI will be an astronomerand know their namesor perhaps an astronautwho will land on the moon I will eat from her extraordinarylightness then becomea star hanging inthe limitless sky.  

What Brought You to the Island?
Arrival Stories

What Brought You to the Island?

Short answer: It was the movie “The Paper Chase.” Longer answer … It was the week of Thanksgiving 1989 when I found myself on a ferry boat, in a small car that carried my few possessions, crossing the Puget Sound to an Island called Vashon. I was coming to this Island because, in a turn…

Rose Hip and Snowberry – Part 2
Literary

Rose Hip and Snowberry – Part 2

This is a continuation of the story started in the December issue of The Vashon Loop. In a time when technology falls away, the folk of an Island find themselves returning to the ways of the forest. Two children, Rose Hip and Snowberry, explore their new world. This is one of their adventures. Rose Hip…

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