The Body Politic

Saturday I took myself on a Christmas shopping date.  I saw the huge tree in Pioneer Square, had coffee and a pastry, and walked all over the city.  By the time the stores closed I was full up with loveliness, but tired and ready to go home.   As I stepped off of the streetcar […]

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Citizen Arrest

It is the moment before I have to explain why I would not like a cookie, or a beer, or a bagel, but thank you.  For any number of reasons my polite refusal has yielded more questions, and I am now forced to explain myself.  Because I have had this conversation many times before, I […]

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Confessions of a Dirty Girl

(pictured above: the view from breakfast) There is a momentary lingering by the car- my link to civilization and the comforts of the modern world- just a moment…and then I’m off.  My hiking shoes take me step after step away from the trailhead and into the wilderness for another solo backpacking trip. I do have […]

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Road Rash

“That’s a great way to stop traffic.” –much older man on a bike “Um, that’s a weird thing to say.” “No, it’s really not.” “Yeah, that really isn’t cool.” “Whatever.  Later.” ::gallantly rides off into the night:: This heartening exchange happened at 8:30pm on Saturday night, way out east on the Springwater Corridor as I was […]

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