Month: August 2012

Once upon a time, in my *other life,* [the French one,] I loved to go antique hunting. During field trips to les marchés aux Puces (flea markets) in St. Ouen, Vanves, or Montreuil, or to local brocantes and vide-greniers (garage sale,) I spent hours browsing, rummaging through dusty boxes, scanning shelves for the unique object –…

 This article was originally published in 2012. It has been updated.    Seattle can be absolutely magnificent in the summer, beautiful summer skies, greens and blues everywhere I look. Locals are relaxed, enjoying summer parties, barbecues, or trips to the beach.   One of the best places to experience the Emerald City is the Pike Place…

Life is good on a boat’s transom… Twenty days. 260 nautical miles. Two countries.  Objects lost at sea: 2 pairs of sunglasses. 1 Fedora hat. 1 flashlight. 1 wrench. 1 winch handle.  Successful rescues at sea: 1 dinghy. 1 boat hook. 1 fender. Photos taken: Too many to count.  Friendly people met: Too many to…