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Magic and Madness

Michael Barnes is more than a sculptor, he is part magician, part mad scientist. He prods, pinches and pokes his creations until movement and matter merge into something worth pondering. Sometimes, when you expect it the least, you find art worth circling back for.

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Low Impact Bathroom

Many of us are making an effort to make a smaller footprint, waste less and save money As you’re making your way journey through the low impact lifestyle,  switching from plastic and disposable items to sustainable alternatives can be a challenge. Here are some changes to consider.

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Acts of Kindness

Let’s figure out how we can be kinder in the New Year. Here are 50 Random Acts of Kindness that you can implement immediately.

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Haiku Sunday (110)

New Year and new hope, Possibilities for change Are fresh and brand new.

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January

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean there aren’t a plethora of fun activities to enjoy in the new year! Here are 13 events in Western Washington that are happening in January.

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…but first

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Merry Christmas!

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Haiku Sunday (109)

Out there all alone.Nowhere to run from yourself.Get it together.

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Travel Kindness Challenge

s we wind up 2018 and head into 2019, there are always things we could have done better — this holiday season why not push yourself to spread acts of kindness.

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No passport like a book

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Travel Trivia

If you like to travel chances are you like to learn new things. The world is a fantastic place, and it has plenty of interesting, quirky and fun facts to whet your appetite to explore this crazy planet. Here in part 2 of Travel Fun Facts, we have 24 more tidbits to enjoy.

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Haiku Sunday (105-108)

Frustration Take me to the wood,To the secret mountain lakes,Where no one can hear. The muted screams and shouts.Frustration boiling…

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Hugging

We hug others when we’re excited to see each other, happy, or sad. Hugging is generally, universally comforting. But beyond comfort, hugging makes us healthier and happier. Here’s how.

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Adventure

You can travel, even if you never leave the comfort of your chair.

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Travel Trivia

If you like to travel chances are you like to learn new things. The world is a fantastic place, and it has plenty of interesting, quirky and fun facts to whet your appetite to explore this crazy planet. Here are 21 fun travel facts to get you started. #traveltriva

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Haiku Sunday (104)

Under thick wool coats,Bodies brace against the cold,Hands hunting for heat.

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​Christmas in Italy

The Italians start the Christmas season and decorating on the Day of the Immaculate Conception (December 8). Read on to see what other traditions are celebrated all over Italy during the holiday season.

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Maybe

“LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING AT ALL.” — HELEN KELLER

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Gadget Gift Giving Ideas

If you are anything like me, you have family members who always have gizmos and gadgets on their gift list….

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Haiku Sunday (103)

The Cardinal His bright red feathers, and black eyes against the soft downy white snow.

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Travel Goals

Dust off your travel dreams and make them come true. If you don’t know where to start, here is a list of steps to get your dreams out of neutral and into drive. The process doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. If you’ve traveled before, here are some tips to help you get back on the road.

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See The World

Travel Inspiration

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Less is More

Whether you are hoping to minimize your wardrobe or just pare down the excess, here are 4 benefits of owning fewer clothes. You just might be surprised at how liberating it is.

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Haiku Sunday (102)

First Snow First snow, soft and deep. Boughs bending under the weight. Wonderland arrived.

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Wi-Fi & Travel

Everyone knows that public WiFi isn’t safe, but sometimes using it is unavoidable. If you must use the WiFi at Starbucks, your hotel or the airport here are some precautions to consider.