Posts Tagged ‘Fun’

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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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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Independence Day 2009

Regular readers know that I am not particularly a fan of fireworks.  Actually, I rather enjoy the large displays that are staged by municipalities throughout the United States on the fourth day of July each year.  However, I simply detest the nuisances caused by my neighbors who insist on lighting the small fireworks that boom […]

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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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New Years Resolutions 2009

It is now the tenth day of January of the new year.  Before it gets too late to do this, I would like to take the opportunity to publish my list of New Year Resolutions for the upcoming year.   Without further ado, here we go: Stop procrastinating about writing blog entries, and just write them. […]

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Christmas Links

If Christmas is about anything in our culture, it is about getting the family together and trying to do things just the same was as we always do it.  needless to say, that sentiment brings with it a bit if thinking about how things used to be.  Here;s a few links to websites I have […]

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Despite the snow and sleet that has been falling on us here in Cascadia for the last week now, today is officially the first day of Winter.  At 12:04 PM on Sunday, the days will start to become longer again.  I am sure that this can come none too soon for most of us. This […]

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Thanksgiving — 27 November 2008

As time goes by, I have become less and less enthusiastic about holidays.  Most of them were conceived with the best of intentions.  In the end, I feel almost like most of them are lies to ourselves.  Alternatively, most of the holidays have been co-opted by large corporations looking to take advantage of the citizenry. […]

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Transit Planning and My Lifespan

I have reached a point in my life where I am starting to subtract my age from my expected lifespan.  It’s not that I feel so old.  It is more that it is striking me just how far technology has come in the first 46 years of my life.  Then I look like a kid […]

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Tour de Cascadia

I have been a bit negligent lately in posting to the blog, as I have been away recently traveling to an assortment of places in Cascadia, for an assortment of reasons.  I am now back at my computer, and after a stint of catching up with work, I have a moment to reflect on some […]

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