Category Archives: For Fun

Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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Making food from fiction in “Brunetti’s Cookbook” by Donna Leon

If you dream of Venice with its watery passageways and romantic bridges or devour all the books that Donna Leon writes in her excellent mystery series set in Venice, you will be happy to pick up Brunetti’s Cookbook, named after her … Continue reading

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A Hotel Room of One’s Own – In Seattle

Last Sunday morning, as I sat in my living room listening to Bach and reading The New York Times, I came across this great article in T Magazine called A Hotel Room of One’s Own. You’ve probably already noticed from … Continue reading

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How to be a Parisian wherever you are

Imagine that your friends in Paris have just sent you an enormous stuffed envelope.  You open it and out spills candid photos, a collection of lists and short essays.  There are even a few recipes.  Your friends want you to know how a Parisian … Continue reading

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Please Light the Elephant Dung!

I just got back from an awesome trip to Southern Africa – touring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Several friends have asked me to describe the highlights of our adventure. This is problematic. I’m sure it will take me … Continue reading

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Tending to your dreamy home library

I just read the sweetest quote on home libraries in the October 2014 issue of House and Home magazine.  “Every time you get a paycheque, buy a book.  Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful library and that library … Continue reading

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Three great places to discover in Seattle

Lunch at Greenlake Greenlake is a park where you can bring your book, your blanket and your dog.  You’ll find the park about 15 minutes by car north of downtown Seattle. There is an awesome 2.8 mile paved walking path around … Continue reading

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