Terracotta Warriors

The current exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle is Terracotta Warriors Of The First Emperor. Yes, those terracotta warriors, so who could resist when they are so close? So, here’s a little history. Qin She Huang became the king … Continue reading

Lummi Island 2016

Last Christmas my present was a long weekend at the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Puget Sound to be taken at some future date. Well, that date finally arrived last week. Getting to and from the island is by ferry. … Continue reading

My Most Expensive Meal Ever

Last weekend we splurged to celebrate Lorette’s first step toward retirement: going from full time to four days a week. We ate at Cafe Juanita in Seattle and opted for the chef’s tasting menu along with the select wine pairings. … Continue reading

Cape Cod

Lorette had a medical conference scheduled in Boston for the last part of April so we decided to travel several days early and explore Cape Cod, a place neither of us had been to before. For the most part, the … Continue reading


Earlier this year I bought a couple of artichoke starts at the farmer’s market just to see what they would do. Well, they actually grew and produced several chokes on each plant. Here are some photos of the result. I … Continue reading