The Locale for Local

The Locale for Local

I may be biased, but I just love the Northwest. There is nothing more sensational than the Northwest local beauty and local bounty. Today I saw our beautiful snow-covered mountains across the clear blue water, streets with cherry trees blossoming and a beach area that was closed off to protect a young seal pup waiting…

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Clear as a Bell

Clear as a Bell

Have you ever had an old concept strike you as if was once again new? This happened to me the other day when I was reading the Mayo Clinic Health Letter “Exercise for your heart, more powerful than you think.” It hit me like the stunning clear sound from a bell tower. Let me set the stage…

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Love, Dates and Fish

Love, Dates and Fish

Let’s start with this crazy question, what do the words February, love, dates and fish all have in common? Sure Valentine’s Day is an easy guess and a date at Salty’s for some great seafood would be a brilliant answer (make reservations at saltys.com) but there is more to this combination of words than meets the eye. They all…

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A Smart Start

A Smart Start

It has been a busy holiday season filled with gatherings and gifting and lots of good cheer. Now is the moment when we need to consider a belated gift to ourselves. Yes, it’s time for a little reflection and good old New Year’s resolutions. Mine don’t seem to change much from year to year; sometimes…

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