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A simple cure for ennui
Health & Fitness

A simple cure for ennui

When we stepped through the first set of doors it was like entering an airlock designed to protect the occupants that were inside the next set of doors.  There was a young girl who was assigned to this area and […]

Pests in your garden
Gardening

Pests in your garden

Insects, spiders, and other crawling or flying creatures are part of a healthy garden. Insects pollinate flowers, recycle nutrients, and also gobble up the real pests in your garden. Here is the crucial fact that passes by most people unnoticed, […]

Spring plant sales are the beginning of the Seattle gardening season
Gardening

Spring plant sales are the beginning of the Seattle gardening season

The edible plant sale that is being sponsored by Seattle Tilth, both today and tomorrow at Good Shepherd Center in Seattle, is just one of many May events that calls to the Seattle gardening community to begin spring in earnest.  […]

Solitude in a very diverse botanical garden…Rhody Ridge
Outdoor Seattle

Solitude in a very diverse botanical garden…Rhody Ridge

Walk and then sit for a while, enjoy a wonderful afternoon.  Rhody Ridge is a unique, hidden, treasure; a botanical park tucked down into the middle of suburbia.  The botanical garden covers 11 acres and has a number of micro […]

City parks can be very healing places
Outdoor Seattle

City parks can be very healing places

Madenbauer Beach Park is a spot, in a very busy city, that qualifies as the “rose” I am trying to smell.  I find that if I sit on the steps that lead down to the beach and close my eyes, […]

A three foot spitting frog and Orca whales
Outdoor Seattle

A three foot spitting frog and Orca whales

I was surprised to discover a full-sized basketball court, tennis courts, skate bowl, horse shoe pit, Par 3 9-hole chip/putt golf course,  a grassy clearing suitable for soccer or Frisbee, and a P-Patch (those interested in the P-Patch should contact […]

Herbal teas…tension and stress reducers
Gardening

Herbal teas…tension and stress reducers

Anxiety, stress, and occasionally sleep deprivation certainly impacts me as it does many of my friends in the Seattle community.  I am always searching for remedies that relieve the symptoms of anxiety and tension.  I have discovered that herbal teas […]

Journal Entry

Journal Entry April 24th 2011

My personal goal is to slow down my life, enjoy the journey.  I really don’t think of myself as green or a crusader against the use of carbon, especially as it pertains to how I get to and from during […]

Spring Gardening in Seattle
Gardening

Spring Gardening in Seattle

Everyone has that special thing  that helps them reach a sense of happiness.  I am one of many people that reach that place by digging in the dirt, gardening.  I have always puttered in the yard.  It was several years […]

Culture, sculpture, and a nice walk along the waterfront
Outdoor Seattle

Culture, sculpture, and a nice walk along the waterfront

Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Garden is easy to reach.  The downtown bus terminal is on Pine.  If you get off at that point and walk eight blocks you will come to the Pike Place Market.  The path takes you through the […]