Hopscotch CD — 1.8 Miles of Fun! is This Saturday!

If you’re in the central Seattle area this weekend (June 6th 2015), come join us and hundreds of neighbors on Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., for the third annual Hopscotch CD – 1.8 Miles of Fun! Block captains (aka, deeply awesome neighbors) will be...

How to Greet a Seal like Eva

It’s really foggy here today. I can see the end of the dock but not much else out there. The whole world looks like a down pillow from my window. As Eva and I walked the beach this morning, a curious seal poked her head out of the water to watch. Thanks to the fog and...

Noticing a Miracle

Our pair of resident bald eagles have been away from home for more than a month — off on a river fishing working vacation, we’ve heard from other neighbors — after their baby grew up and left the nest in August. I didn’t realize how much...

Pirate Chicken Houses: A Story for Bayo

Hi Bayo, you asked: “Do you have encounters that could be considered ‘extraordinary’? – ones which do not fit into any logical framework, and which you often feel embarrassed to share with others for fear of being labeled ‘crazy’? Perhaps...

How to play your way into a work meeting

Before I begin, Batman wanted me to tell you quick that he has a new girlfriend. Housemate Narisa named her Sock Monquette. Batman fell for her hard the moment he saw her. I made her at a sock monkey making party last week, hosted here by Tabitha, who, I learned, is...