Barbara Clarke

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
~ Mark Twain

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Genius Loci

Genius Loci

When Jack and I moved to the farm, our first holiday was Thanksgiving. We relaxed and after an early dinner I took Holly out for a walk and met our neighbor Pat. As we walked along he asked me if knew the history of the wet-weather creek that formed the southern...

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Missoula or Bust (Part 2)!

Missoula or Bust (Part 2)!

Trip #2 – One late September afternoon I was looking through a box of photos and came across a few snaps from the motorcycle trip. In one, Hank’s mother had taken of us just before we left, we looked like early-days astronauts. My thoughts kept returning to that...

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Missoula or Bust!

Missoula or Bust!

Trip #1 - “You don't have to do this," Hank’s mother said, a fortress of good sense, and aware that I was still in the clutches of a cold. I had reluctantly agreed to go with Hank and his father, Ralph, on my first ever motorcycle ride to Montana. Missoula or Bust!...

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Bob Merberg

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Cami Ostman

A “Jill of all trades” including therapist, teacher, coach, and a great friend to writers. And there’s more…

Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack)

What do you do when the pandemic shuts down your thriving business? Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack) owners of the Pilates Studio of Bellingham had to create a Plan B.

Alita Zurav Letwin

September 17, 1932 – January 16, 2020

Alita Letwin was smart, funny, kind, and an inspiration to people of all ages.

Joan Robins

“Wildlife photography found me many years ago and is now a full-fledged obsession.” Explore this obsession
with Joan…

Louise Aronson

“I realized that the most important stories, and the ones that make my work so meaningful…

Nancy Canyon

She is truly a maker—memoirist, poet, painter, and more—everything but a candlestick maker.

The Bellingham Sock Monkey Project

It’s 2:00 a.m. and there is something bad happening in my house. This isn’t the first time but tonight something is different.

Andrew Shattuck McBride

Andrew Shattuck McBride is an editor, a friend, and…

Electric Guava Designs

“Would you try to fix your car given your skill set?” she asked, as comforting as this no-nonsense person can be. I got the message and set out to find such a person with “make a website” on her resume.

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