“How Are You?”

Changing cell phones can be a pain in the neck. It has gotten much easier now that information is easily transferred between the phones and gone are the days of manually entering all your contacts or going to a kiosk in the mall to have them transferred over, but the process can still be cumbersome. … Continue reading “How Are You?”

The Unexpected Handshake

Umtanum Creek Recreation Site Bridge On a recent trip to the Canyon River Ranch, which is located on the Yakima River in-between Ellensburg and Yakima, we decided to go on a hike a couple miles up the road at the Umtanum Creek Recreation Site. We had done the hike once before and were excited to … Continue reading The Unexpected Handshake

The Year Long Hangover

2020 Hangover 2021 I started writing this post by sarcastically rehashing 2020 then deleted it deciding this was not the place for that. You know what just happened, you lived it and don’t need to relive it again right now. I’m sure Time Magazine, Fox News, NPR, and all the other media outlets will be … Continue reading The Year Long Hangover

Battery Life

Battery Last night I looked down at my phone and surprisingly it still had almost half its battery life. This is abnormal for me often having to charge my phone before the end of the day. This is a combination of two factors, one my phone is old, so the battery life is not what … Continue reading Battery Life

Tracking

VHS Tape Before I ever had cable, satellite, DVD’s, Netflix, Amazon, or whatever streaming option, I had the VHS. A product of the 80’s we would go to the Video Depot, a marvelous place filled with rows and rows of endless entertainment. There were even rows I wasn’t supposed to go down because those movies … Continue reading Tracking

It’s The Little Things

In life it is so often the little things that make a big difference and in this case that little thing was a tiny little dog bed. We recently ordered some new dog beds online, this is a strong argument for shopping local, and what showed up were two tiny little dog beds. They were … Continue reading It’s The Little Things

Life in the Haze

Driving through the Haze in Northern California For much of September I lived in the haze. I took a quick drive to Northern California where the smoke was so thick, I felt as though I could physically touch it. The surreal colors created by the sun and chemicals made it look like I was moving … Continue reading Life in the Haze

Passion Brings Football to the Community

It is rare to find the point where passion meets the desire to give back to one’s community. Tyler Anderson’s History of Whatcom County Highschool Football Facebook page is exactly that combination. Anderson is a big sports fan. He enjoys the competition, the athleticism, and the history but what he loves the most is what … Continue reading Passion Brings Football to the Community

Lessons Learned: Camping in the Rain

The rain fly did it's job! Last year, Leavenworth, this year, Mazama. The meteorologists all said it would rain. No matter how many times I checked or how many times I chose not to believe them, there was no doubting away the rain. Last year we stuck it out through the thunderstorm the first night … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Camping in the Rain

They Can’t Say Yes if You Don’t Ask

How many times have you denied yourself the opportunity to do something because you chose not to even ask if it was a possibility? We are so scared of rejection that we would rather deny ourselves the “something” we would like to do, rather than ask and see what happens. I have certainly fallen into … Continue reading They Can’t Say Yes if You Don’t Ask