Cutting Corners

It’s exhausting, isn’t it? Whoever thought the roll-out of these COVID vaccines would be so mired in drama? Whoever thought the distribution of life-saving medicine would become mired in politics? Answer? We all thought it would. The latest concerning twist in the ongoing saga has been the push to raid the stash of second doses…

A successful country needs believers.

(Originally posted Feb 9, 2018) I believe that the little green papers tucked inside my wallet have value and can be exchanged for goods and services.. but if enough other people aren’t believers- we’ll have a problem. I believe that when a cop turns on his lights, he has the right to pull me over….

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…

When to graciously exit..

And suddenly, there we were..again..right back in the drive-thru lane of the Chick-Fil-A. “What are we doing??” I asked my husband who had one hand on the steering wheel and the other deep in a (forbidden) bag of hot, salty fries. “I missed my exit..” he mumbled as we both burst into laughter. Hey, navigating…

The supreme case for adding wives..

Have you ever watched ‘Sister Wives,’ the show about plural marriage? To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted. There’s a freedom loving libertarian deep in my soul who is totally cool with people living their lives exactly as they choose..as long as no one gets hurt in the process. But.. There is something that gnaws…