Friday, August 3, 2018


The in-house field science guy discovered one and then two wild rabbits in the yard. Contemplating rabbit habits, I spent two weeks oscillating between Beatrix Potter and Elmer Fudd. Fortunately, I turned to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife website, which explains mutually humane strategies for co-existence. For the time being, I'll enjoy a neatly grazed and fertilized lawn with sides of organic weed control and unexpectedly graceful and inspiring romps  -30-
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Cache Pot

A thrift store on the Ave has placed a ten-gallon pot of multi-trunked parlor palms front and center in its display window. They used a sixteen-quart industrial grade dairy crate lined with a plastic bag as a cache pot. I like the idea on its own and for the simplicity of using a generic container -30-
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Minus Furniture

On the rare days when Seattle weather is uncomfortably warm, I migrate to sleep in cool parts of the house. My side bag comes along. The useful daytime contents effectively replace the clutter and minor tonnage of a traditional bedside table. 

Any factor that simplifies furnishing also simplifies cleaning, maintenance, and insurance expense. The emptier a space, the more versatile, profitable, and relaxing it is -30-

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Elegant Garden

A long-handled ice ax is a useful all-around tool for fine grooming. Sharpen the adze and use the end of the handle as a digging stick -30-
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Monday, July 30, 2018

Hat Of The Year

One hot local day, a milliner produced an enviable combination of function and style by adding a matching corrugated cardboard sunshade to her hard hat -30-
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