Tag Archives: Whidbey Island

I Split My Pants

Some days it is hard to do anything the normal way. I split my pants. That’s common enough; but I split these pants down the front, not in the most embarrassing way, but from waist to knee. I think that … Continue reading

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Authors Always Have More Work To Do

The book is done. The work has begun. On Tuesday was the first book talk for Kettle Pot Cup, a book I published about tea. This is a book about real tea, not with pinky raised or head bowed, but … Continue reading

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Good Enough

Take a deep breath and find a good seat. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours; all of it is good, or at least good enough. Just for the simple nature of it I’ll start with a personal … Continue reading

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Not Good Enough

Don’t worry. I’m not talking about you or me or any other human, not even pets. Yesterday I had a bit of mail I’ve been eagerly waiting for: the proof copy of my book about tea, Kettle Pot Cup. Eager … Continue reading

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Not According To Plan

That didn’t go according to plan; but, it is 2022. What does? Serendipity helped. About a week ago I finished my book about tea, Kettle Pot Cup (assuming the proof copy proves good enough, due in two weeks). It is … Continue reading

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Shower Sessions

Maybe I should take more showers. I’m not the only one. No. This has nothing (or very little) to do with hygiene during the pandemic. Like a lot of people, I had an idea in the shower a few weeks … Continue reading

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Charitably Truckless

I felt odd, watching no-longer-my truck be driven away. Today I donated my venerable Chevy pickup to a local charity. Whidbey Island has an impressive organic farm school appropriately named the Organic Farm School. (Fancy, eh? At least it isn’t … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Knowledge

How much do you know that you don’t even know you know? I’ll wait if you have to read that a few times. College degrees, professional licenses, certificates are the things that are hung on walls and listed on resumes. … Continue reading

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Signing up for Social Security

Mix good news and bad news and get mixed emotions. I signed up for Social Security, I think. Should I have waited? Sure. Should I have signed up earlier, definitely in retrospect. Was it easy or hard? Yes. No. It … Continue reading

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Twelve Months At Possession Preserve – Ta Da

I did it again, and I’m not sorry. Actually, it’s something for me to celebrate. The photos, video, and photo book of Twelve Months at Possession Preserve are finished and public. Ta Da! In 2020, I completed the eighth photo … Continue reading

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