vacations

hello summer

We never go anywhere in the summer. Not because we’re lame (though we might be) but  because there is nowhere–repeat–nowhere nicer than the Pacific Northwest in summer. Particularly right here–I

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casting my net

I sent this snap to a friend to convince him to bring his family for a visit this summer. Taken from my beach: Not sure why I thought of this

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Escape to Sunny San Seriffe

In 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a special seven-page supplement devoted to San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A

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My sister the maniac

It’s my little sister’s birthday today. She’s a maniac on the slopes, but I’d follow her anywhere. Lori is the first to read all my books. She’s an expert reader,

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