John Cusack brings about an epiphany

Folks, I am not sure if I have ever put a warning label on post before. This time I think I will.  What I will post here is not meant to offend anyone.  I have many many friends who have incredible faith. Though I can never understand how they have that, I would never ever try to take it away from them.

We can all believe what want, which is one of the things I love about where we live.

However, while watching 2012 with John Cusack (A GREAT disaster flick!) I had an epiphany, about life, beliefs and people.  So, meaning no disrespect, here’s what went through my head during and after my 20 mile roller workout at the movies! Church goers may not like it, so feel free to skip this post, I won’t be offended at all if you do. Continue reading “John Cusack brings about an epiphany”


Once again I am hesitant to write this post.  If you are following the news from Washington State, you have heard about the Oso Mudslide.  Which is about 40 miles north of me.

We have had record-breaking rains this month, over 9 inches.  About a week ago, the side of a hill just let go.  A mile wide wave of mud and debris came down, went across the Stilaguamish river and smashed into a rural neighborhood.  The recovery process is ongoing, 20 people have died and 30 are still missing, somewhere in 40 feet of mud.

I was hesitant to write this post for one reason.  Even though the loss of life is tragic, not to mention the houses themselves won’t be covered by insurance, nature has once again amazed me.  I honestly wish the houses were NOT there, but I was on top of a safe hill somewhere watching it go! Continue reading “Nature”

A Bridge too Far?

As many of you know, I live in the State of Washington.  Yep, way up here in the corner of country.  We are known for coffee, microbrews, wine, grunge rock, rain and a helluva lot of water.  West of the Cascade mountains (commonly known as Western Washington (I never said we were original…) We have ever body of water you can think of.

Puddles, ponds, lakes, swamps, rivulets, creeks, streams, rivers, bigger rivers and the Puget Sound.  Funny thing about bodies of water, sooner or later you gotta get across them.  Here in WA, we have a couple of ways of doing this.  We have Ferries

imageAnd we have bridges.  Trouble is, our bridges don’t always stay up! Continue reading “A Bridge too Far?”