Freedom Cells
Island Resilience

Freedom Cells

By Blaz FremontSick of the global hybrid war waged against humanity by shiny, smiling suit-puppets spouting identically scripted, caring, altruistic psyop blather designed to weaponize your own altruism and empathy against you? Tired of being a terrified experimental pincushion for occult Dark Lords hell-bent on trans-humanizing you into a supine Smart City-dwelling slave-soul enveloped in a genetically…

Summer Gardening
Island Voices

Summer Gardening

By Kim Cantrell and Little Bird Gardens Hello, sunshine. It’s so good to see you! Thankfully, we have made it through one of the coldest and rainiest spring seasons in a long time. The daffodils did bloom longer than usual, with their bright blooms alongside tulips in their vibrant display of color. What an exceptional treat,…

Love Letters To the Island
Letter to the Island

Love Letters To the Island

By Rich Osborne The Vashon Loop invites Islanders to share what they appreciate about Vashon-Maury Island and Island life. Send your letter to editor@vashonloop.com. June 2017, I was selling my foods at the Vashon Farmers’ Market. John Moore and I were helping other vendors set up their booths. One week, John said “Rich, you act…

Minglement – Probiotic Asparagus Recipe
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Minglement – Probiotic Asparagus Recipe

1 bunch of washed asparagus, approximately 15 spears, woody ends trimmed. Medium-thickness asparagus spears with roughly the same circumference work best in this recipe.1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed1 bay leaf1 whole clove of garlic, peeled2 cups brine (1 tablespoon of coarse or sea salt, dissolved into 2 cups of room-temperature water)1-quart Mason jar Yield: This…

Island Voices

The Footloose Foodie

Hello! I would like to introduce myself and why I write. I am your “Footloose Foodie.” My plan is to visit the various businesses that offer food on and around Vashon, sharing my experience here in The Loop. I have no nefarious intent, nor will I write unkindly about my experience. Honesty served with kindness is easier to…

The Island Epicure – Cold Soup for Hot Days
Recipes

The Island Epicure – Cold Soup for Hot Days

By Marj Watkins and Suzanna Leigh This summer is promising to be plenty hot! How can we stay out of the kitchen and away from the hot stove and still serve nourishing, satisfying meals? Cold soups are refreshing, nourishing, and surprisingly nutritious. Here are some ideas. Marj’s Cold Potato Soup Make this ahead in the…

The Unadulterated True Story of … Meditation
Health Matters

The Unadulterated True Story of … Meditation

By Tracey Stover Meditation is the fifth pillar of this series – the five pillars of health. The pillars of breath, hydration, nutrition, exercise, and meditation are equally important to maintaining health. I sincerely hope this series of articles have provided insightful ways to promote your well-being. If the body is healthy, happiness is a…

Terms of Concern: Convenience
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Terms of Concern: Convenience

By March Twisdale When we hear something said often enough, we have a human tendency to believe it is true. This is known as the illusory truth effect: Hearing or reading a claim, especially repeatedly, makes you more likely to think it’s true. And it’s used against us, again and again. When businesses hire advertisers…

Literary

Una Oración a Nuestra Señora

By Jane Valencia Mis abuelos hablaban español, yo solo aprendí a hablar un poquito, pero ahora estoy tratando de aprenderlo. En honor a mis abuelos, me gustaría contarles una historia muy pequeña y decir una pequeña oración. ¿Les parece bien? Gracias, queridos lectores. Un día, estaba en el Jardín del Rosario en la Iglesia Católica…

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