The 4th of July

Well, America.  All that it means to us…the history, the narrative, the many wonderful people just trying to live a life.  Maybe the fourth of July is when I can put aside the politics and the incessant bad news of NPR and just revel in what I think summer in America is…for me anyway… Pie […]

Creative Thinking When Zoning Fails

“Densification” “Infill”…modern words.  These words weren’t part of the vocabulary 25 years ago when we bought this little beach house… Across the street was a heavily wooded lot with huckleberries, salal, shorepines, rhoadies…it looked like this…and birds lived here…”habitat.” For 25 years we rolled up to our house knowing that one day we’d drive in […]

Quick Beach Visit

We had a new fence built this week, between our house and the house-of-constant-renters…maybe you remember how it looked the summer before last..here…so we zoomed over to take a look…it’s good! It poured and blew and sheeted down on Saturday… but today dawned sunny and clear and perfect for getting out the sweet old bikes…wedding […]