NORTHWEST RAMBLES

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San Francisco in 2.5 Days

The idea for a weekend getaway in San Francisco all started in the blustery month of November during Monday Night Football. My friend, Deb, was headed to the SF for a work trip in late January and wanted to spend the weekend exploring more of the city. She asked if...

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Random Ramble… My Most Hated Task

In 1994, I was a poor college student, driving around in a brown, beat up, hand-me-down, 1964 AMC Hornet, affectionately known as the "Brown Buzzer." It was the ugliest car I'd ever seen and a bit of an embarrassment to be seen in. I pulled into my apartment parking...

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Random Ramble… Where Does the Comma Go?

Everywhere I look lately, I am seeing punctuation, specifically the comma, outside of quotation marks. Okay, maybe memes don't count since Generation Z has become so reliant on spell check and flippant with the rules of grammar. But where I really got confused was...

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Chicken Parade… Yes, Really.

Yes, a chicken parade. It's a real thing. A parade of chickens. I wasn't sure what to expect when our friends invited us to this annual event in the little town of Edison, Washington (population 133). Would live chickens be ushered down the street? Do people walk...

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Random Ramble… What the hell were we thinking?!?!

Dreams of an empty nest My life is about to undergo a major overhaul. I have two teenagers who will both graduate from high school within two years. They are working on obtaining driver's licenses and getting jobs. My days as a part-time taxi driver and 24-hour ATM...

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Random Ramble… Rambler Rose

For years I have lugged around my grandmother's silverware neatly rolled up in green felt carriers with individual spaces for each utensil. The silverware is stained and tarnished, a bit beat up. I've never used them for eating and no one has ever suggested that we...

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Random Ramble… New Year’s Resolution

It's that time of year again... time to make your New Year's resolution. I'm sure I have many of the same resolutions as everyone else... eat less, drink less, spend less. But what I really want this year is more. I want to cook more, read more, and definitely write...

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Random Rambles… Alhambra, Camel Cup, and Stephen King

Trying to get back in the groove of creativity this week, I've been playing games, reading about writing, and continuing to update my photography portfolio. In this week's Random Ramble, I review Alhambra and Camel Cup, re-review Stephen King's book On Writing, and...

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Random Rambles — 11.02.17

Wasn't summer yesterday? All of a sudden the wind sends shivers down my spine and I've heard the word "snow" in more than one weather conversation. Fall is my favorite season; I just didn't expect it to get here so fast! With outdoor activities waning, it's time to...

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