Category Archives: View from the Road

Wandering thoughts.

The Way the Landscape Changes

A Finnish man used to come into the store, about once a week, usually Tuesdays. His English was so faintly accented that I didn’t know he’d been born in Finland until he told me. He was a burly giant, somewhere … Continue reading

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Medusa Dismantled

It started with a mistake; mine. I was looking for Day of the Dead things to do this weekend and I thought I found an event and a procession from the Petaluma Art Center to the fairgrounds. I invited Linda, … Continue reading

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What I Did This Weekend

What did I do this weekend? Drank basil martinis. Ate good food. Sang “Happy Birthday” to Spouse. Read books. Took a nap. Walked between trees. Took pictures. Listened to ravens.

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Art Trails Westcounty; 2018

On Saturday Kathleen and I headed out to visit some of our favorite west county artists’ studios as part of Art Trails. I haven’t gone in a few years. It was nice to get back to it. Once the fog … Continue reading

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The Prohibition Tour, Better Photos!

I was sure I had better photos from the “Booze, Broads and Jazz” tour, and I did! In particular, I have a not-blurry photo of Jake. So I’m pretty darned happy about that. These attractive balconies were not just an … Continue reading

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Visiting San Rafael

Earlier this week I took the SMART train to San Rafael to meet friends Donna and Margaret for lunch. Donna was driving up from San Francisco and Margaret lives just outside of the San Rafael city limits. Margaret recommended Sol … Continue reading

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“Party Girl Jake” and the Private Eye Tour

WARNING: One instance of foul language. I went on the Prohibition-era tour of Seattle my last night in town. Private Eye Tours offers ghost tours, true crime tours and the “Booze, Broads and Jazz” tour. These are all vehicle tours, … Continue reading

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Tea at the Olympic Hotel

The Olympic Hotel opened in 1924. It was a grand, opulent place meant for the wealthy movers and shakers of Seattle. Since the novella I’m finishing up  research on has a scene in the Olympic and one nearby in an … Continue reading

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Pike Place Market

I went to Pike Place Market twice today. Actually, I went to the waterfront and Pike Place Market twice today. I’m all about habit. The second time I decided to ship something from the fish market to a certain person … Continue reading

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Under the Streets of Seattle

There are two tours that lead people though the underground streets of Seattle. Bill Speidel has the most famous one that is in all the guidebooks, Seattle Underground. There is a new company  called Beneath the Streets and I took … Continue reading

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