Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Ferry Salish Leaving Keystone

This is another test. It seems that the last one didn’t work for people using XP. Just trying this out. And the ferry starts to leave about a minute into the video. Video: Taken by me on Whidbey Island on 10 July 2011.

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Pop Goes the Weasel

Today’s bit of fun: So, just for fun, we are going to see which version of the tune “Pop Goes the Weasel” that everyone prefers. Two You Tube videos to choose from: The second one is the one I prefer: But I’ll let you tell me. Also, my ulterior motive is to see whether the […]

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Vacationing on the Columbia River

Of all the beautiful natural features in Cascadia, one of the largest and most important is the Columbia River.  In this era of recession and the desire to vacation closer to home, we have one great natural wonder right here in our backyard.  It is well worth a visit. The Columbia River is one of […]

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Did You Start the Fire?

OK, so for some reason, that old Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” from 1989 is rolling around in my head.  You know, the one that goes a little like… We didn’t start the fire It was always burning Since the world’s been turning We didn’t start the fire No, we didn’t light […]

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New Seahawks Coach — History Repeats?

No, it is not like me to comment on the subject of American football. I don’t really follow it, though it’s nice when the home team wins. It’s just that somewhere in the bizarre recesses of my mind, the announcement of the USC Trojans head coach Pete Carroll being hired to the same position with […]

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Christmas: The Letdown

It was the second week of September.  Just after Labor Day.  I was innocently shopping at my local Fred Meyer store when I saw it.  A couple of aisles had been transformed into the place to buy your Christmas lights.  The season has begun. As the big day drew closer, there were more and more […]

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Ivar Lives On

Anyone who has grown up in the Seattle area, especially if they are over the age of 40, is familiar with the exploits of Ivar Haglund.  Ivar is the well known founder of Ivar’s Restaurants in Seattle and throughout Cascadia.  He was also well known as a character and practical joker who formed a part […]

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The End of the World. Not 2012.

I have been asked by more than the average number of people lately whether I believe that the world is coming to an end.  Yes, it will.  Depending upon your belief system, it will happen when the Creator says so, or when the Son of God returns to Earth, or when some catastrophic event from […]

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Introducing Cascadia Daily Photo

For those of you who follow Cascadia Journal, you are certainly a patient bunch, considering that my posting frequency has been low due to other recent commitments.  Thank you for being here. To everyone, I would like to introduce another blog project that I am working on.  It will not replace this one.  I will […]

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Because She’s Hot! Hot! Hot!

Yes, it’s getting close to Summertime here in beautiful Cascadia.  It’s that time of year when we start saying that it’s hot, even though people in some parts of the world would consider today’s mid-80’s temperatures to be fairly mild and just getting started. So predictably, about this time every year, the lovely lady Katt […]

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