Do You Believe In Ghosts?

Five types of spirits which may haunt places you go. Recently, a local publication assigned me to write a story on a historic hotel, built in 1889. But the focus of my story was not on the architecture or genealogy of the building. No, my angle honed in on the permanent residents of the hotel.... Continue Reading →

A Road Trip of a Different Color

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. We will stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, then we will turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” -- Victoria Erickson Road trips hold a... Continue Reading →

We Are the People

A tale of voting rights throughout history We the People, are the first three words of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. In all, a fifty-two-word sentence with some mighty power. We are the people; black, brown, white, native-born, or immigrant. We are the people, not based on our sex, gender, or who you love.... Continue Reading →

For Better or For Worse

3 reasons people tie the knot — in 1950, and today My parents are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this month! There are not very many statistics on how many couples reach their 70th wedding anniversary but it seems clear, not very many do. At eighteen years old, my mother looked at my dad and... Continue Reading →

Going Wild at Cafe Wylde

P stands for Plant-based Plant-based. What is it? “We offer local, vegan, and organic food straight from the earth”, reads the sign of Café Wylde in Everett, WA. It is a late February day and uncommonly dry for the Pacific Northwest. I stand on the sidewalk and wait for my friend to arrive for our... Continue Reading →

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