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This is a little off the beaten path from my usual AR posts but I'm in the mood for some art today. I finished this video in late 2015 and thought, hey, it's Friday... why not share it... If you have a few minutes this evening or over the weekend, I hope you'll watch it and enjoy...One of the bes...
Today was one of those day’s I felt like a babykins toddler with my back flaps down going somewhere in a big hurry full of intention, but not getting very far.I really don’t have a lot of photos of my early early years. But then again, there really weren’t a lot of photos taken back then and thos...
Wordless Wednesday: Mt. Jambalaya
Activerain Meetup #12 this Friday, July 22, 2016If you're in the Seattle area please come join us to celebrate our 12th Activerain Meetup at the 14 Carrot Cafe in Eastlake...14 Carrot CafeJuly 22, 2016 8:00 am to @ 10:00 am 2305 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102I’ll be co-hosting with chief inspec...
A few of my close friends have recently called me out of my quiet re: the very dark and hurtful clouds that have passed over us these past few weeks. Without nitpicking details, they encouraged me (actually kind of insisted) I step up to the plate and share my truth and my story. So okay, here go...
I headed up to the Eastlake neighborhood in Seattle the evening of July 4th to watch the fireworks on Lake Union. We have an escrow branch there with a fabulous view of the Seattle Skyline (from the north), the Space Needle, and look west over Lake Union at Queen Anne Hill, the Aurora Bridge, and...
Congress created the first federal holidays in 1870. Chronologically it was January 1st, New Year’s Day, July 4th, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, and December 25th, Christmas Day. These holidays were first recognized as paid days off for federal employees w...
I have goals and work my plan. I have a strategy that’s constantly refined. I prioritize my time and double triple check my lists. And... I do feel a wonderful old school sense of accomplishment when I get to draw a line through that task completed.As my morning coffee kicks in and I dive into th...
It comes up on occasion and kinda smacked me this past week. ;O) I’ve been all over the Puget Sound area all week from Seattle to Bellingham and busy enough that every time I took a minute to think about my next blog post, my brain was a total blank.Well duh... Like I haven’t heard it before... “...
I wasn’t even a sparkle in my Dad’s eye in 1936. He still had high school to get through then after graduating from Renton High in 1940 he was off to the Army and World War II. Dad was sent to England, the Normandy Invasion, and later served under Patton in the Battle of the Bulge.This is my fami...