Monthly Archives: September 2011

From Lummi to Manley

We left Bellingham on the MV Columbia, the flagship vessel of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system.  The Columbia aspires to a degree of elegance. At the stern of the ship there’s a formal dining room which has soft lighting, … Continue reading

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It’s Labor Day as I write this. One of those odd days in the year that no mail is delivered but our weekday routines go on. The NPR news is more sensible than it is on the weekends. There’s less … Continue reading

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