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Catching Air

My almost-ten year-old grandson Jordan attended skateboard camp this week, and I, as his chauffeur learned right along with him. It was pretty cool, if a bit unnerving to watch Jordan zip up and down ramps and half pipes, trying out new tricks. The first trick to learn is the ollie, I discovered. This involves […]

Singing to the Birds

I saw a woman singing to the birds this weekend. She was standing under a gigantic willow tree in my favorite Juanita Bay Park, and chirping and trilling at two birds perched high up in the branches. She eagerly identified the two birds for me–a dusky flycatcher, and a common yellow-throat. “You just missed a […]

Mazatlan Musings

Here I am back from Mazatlan, and it was truly as wonderful as I’d hoped. Iguanas (BIG ONES) on the sidewalks and in the trees, walks on the beach, checking out the flamingos with my grandson Weston, and just relaxing and pondering by the pool as we ate shrimp fajitas. (Mazatlan is the shrimp capital […]

Heading for Mazatlan

Okay, so I know I said I wasn’t going on so many trips this year, that I was staying here at home in rainy Seattle and write, write, writing. And I have been, for the last two months, faithfully plugging away on Finding Nonna, like I committed to in this very blog. I’m actually starting […]

Springing into Spring

Okay, so I know it’s not really spring, but this morning the sun is peeking out, and I saw a yellow crocus, my first one, while out walking. Not only that, I’m eagerly springing back into a rewrite I’ve put off for a long time, a novel called Finding Nonna. (In one version, it was […]

A January Surprise

Oh wonder! Oh Joy! I have the Starbird Ridge Snowflake in my possession–a gift from my sneaky Sis Nancy and her husband Mike. I so wanted it as a memory of my four years Starbird Ridge fiction series with Pockets Magazine. And once my dear family found out about the Robert’s Snow auction to benefit […]

Four Calling Birds

It’s the fourth day of Christmas (yes, I do count the 12 days–that’s the only way I get my cards and cookies done during the season.) So today we celebrate four calling birds, and I’m pondering–what are the Four Calling Birds for me for this coming year? In my mind I see a white dove […]

Home for Christmas

I’m home again! Since I last blogged, I’ve spent ten days in Maui (with 3 grandkids, nine, three, and one-year) as well as 11 days with my 3 year-old grandson Weston in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And now I arrive home to our Pacific Northwest gray drizzle–but my heart is singing! There are Christmas lights […]

The Snowflake has Arrived!

Yippee and double yippee! Our Snowflake is finally posted on the Robert’s Snow website. Anni just emailed to tell me and we are both thrilled that it is finally up. If you’d like to take a look, go to www.robertssnow.com, click on View 2007 Snowflakes, click on Auction 1, November 19-23, and scan down. Anni’s […]

The Snowflake is Coming! The Snowflake is Coming!

This is a quick note to let all you faithful readers who have been emailing Anni and me that you are indeed right: Our Snowflake is not yet available to view on the Robert’s Snow website. Yes, it is scheduled to be in the first auction, as described in our Blog Interview below, and yes, […]