“I would, but…”

The grocery store wasn’t crowded so I quickly and easily found everything I needed and headed for the check-out. “Well that was fast!” I thought as I cheerfully stacked my food onto the conveyor, “YAY me!” But as I pushed my cart out of the door I suddenly realized that my bill was only $4…

For the love of our cities..

This could be the most important time you invest watching anything this year. The first video “Seattle is Dying” ( 60 mins-below) was released by local TV station (KOMO) in the Spring of 2019; it has been viewed an astonishing ten million times. This episode makes clear that Seattle was in the grips of disaster,…

Hospitality in the age of Covid

My husband and I had carefully picked out and purchased the wines for our tasting. I had ordered little burlap bags to conceal the bottle’s labels and printed out the forms to make notes about each selection. I was so excited.. and then covid. Our wine tasting was the final social event we cancelled on…

Parade? What Parade?

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is attending the Ft Lauderdale, Christmas boat parade. We made our plans nice and early, as we always do, reserving the exact same hotel room every year. It’s a beautiful place with a wide balcony and spectacular view of the decorated boats and the mansions along the intracoastal waterway….

Road Trip tips during Covid

Pick your hotel carefully. (We didn’t.) Spray your Lysol sparingly. (I didn’t.) Try to get over the fact that your husband absolutely WILL watch TV..which means he WILL be touching the remote control. (I can’t- I just can’t.) Take whatever steps you feel are necessary, like wrapping the pillows in towels..and of course drenching them…