Blog 399, a Contest, and the People Inside

Blog 399, a Contest, and the People Inside

Yes, it’s true! This is my 399th weekly blog. I’ve missed only two weeks out of the stretch from March 2015 to today. Crazy, right? But if I’m one thing, I’m routine oriented. 399. A heck of a big number.   Why did you start, anyway?   Good question, 9. It...
Thanks with the People Inside

Thanks with the People Inside

Is it just me, or does anyone else out there find it strange that a holiday honoring thankfulness is observed by a frenzied amount of travel and outright gluttony? Call me contrary, but I’ve never been a Thanksgiving fan.   Like Columbus Day (or, as many now call...
Hygge and the People Inside

Hygge and the People Inside

Yesterday we had a freezing fog advisory in Walla Walla. Poor visibility and slick road surfaces were the main items of concern. When I ventured out for my usual Thursday morning strength training and swimming workout at the YMCA the visibility was fine, but the road...
Thank You and the People Inside

Thank You and the People Inside

Remember when you were a kid (and maybe even now), when you asked someone for something and they said “Say the magic word”? We all know that word is please, but there’s also a magic follow-up word pairing: thank you.   This past week I’ve received thank you(s)...
Presentation and the People Inside

Presentation and the People Inside

Lately, my life seems to be full of presentations. Some are by friends of mine (I’m a regular audience member at Fort Walla Walla Museum’s Living History program); other times, I’ve been the presenter. I’ve recently made a classroom appearance as a time traveler from...

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