Sleep and the People Inside

Sleep and the People Inside

To sleep, perchance to dream. . .*   Dream on, Hamlet! And while you do, realize that your brain is doing all kinds of crazy cool maintenance.   Will girls ever get to play Hamlet?   You’ll be glad to know, Lily, this dream has come to pass. Dreams are...
Mold and the People Inside

Mold and the People Inside

In recent years I’ve noticed several houses in Walla Walla have moss on the roof. Deferred maintenance? Certainly, but I sense something else is also in play: more moisture in the atmosphere. Most people think of southeastern Washington (if they think of it at all) as...
Fabulous with the People Inside!

Fabulous with the People Inside!

If you’re like me, you’ve been stuck in a funk of grey winter COVID-y restricted yuck for some time now. Not surprisingly, this can have an effect on one’s outlook. Today I had a revelation: don’t let this stuff get to you. Close your eyes and repeat after me: I am...
Persistence and the People Inside

Persistence and the People Inside

The search for Nellie Gilliam Day continues! This week I’ve queried three county courthouses, the Washington State Archives, the Log House Museum in West Seattle and a blogger who wrote about West Seattle’s Kenney Home where Nellie briefly lived. I’ve also...
Shock and the People Inside

Shock and the People Inside

One of many things I enjoy about writing is research- -learning about unfamiliar topics through reading, site visits and talking to experts in pertinent fields. Research is an important part of portraying historical figures, too. Lately I’ve been digging into the life...
Food Attitude and the People Inside

Food Attitude and the People Inside

Lately I’ve been shoveling down my meals, aware of the nutritional components within but giving no attention to taste, texture, temperature, etc. Unless I’m eating something indisputably awful (which occasionally happens given my “what in the refrigerator needs to be...

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