Tag Archives: Sara Stamey

The Rambling Writer’s Reading List for Greece

As you read this, I’ll be winding up my long-anticipated return trip to Greece. It will be very different, I’m sure, from my months-long backpacking adventure in the 1980s, but I’m also sure it will once more be magic. It’s … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Celebrates 10 Years of Hiking with Thor

Thor and I recently celebrated ten years together by repeating one of our favorite outings, the first hike we made together in 2007, from the Artist Point staging area below Mt. Baker (above), along Ptarmigan Ridge Trail, and down into … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s story “Reset” in the Nevertheless, She Persisted collection

“Bullshit!” I was angry, and taking it personally. I asked myself why, and realized that it WAS personal—to all women and girls. This is what I grew up hearing:

“Be nice, be ladylike. Don’t talk back.” Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Hikes to Heliotrope Ridge

It’s been an odd year for Thor, Bear dog, and me in terms of our usual mountain excursions. After literally a year of physical therapy for my chronic neck degeneration/nerve compression issues, I am starting back to hiking, but Thor … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Joins the Pulpwood Queen Book Club

Since retiring from teaching creative writing, I have not missed the teetering piles of stories and revisions of stories and revisions of revisions of stories to critique, but I find that I do miss leading workshops and mostly Talking About … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Hikes to Teddy Bear Cove

The past couple of weeks, our far corner of the Pacific Northwest has enjoyed “blistering” highs in the upper 70s and even flirting with the upper 80s (sorry, friends who are baking in real heat waves), which calls for some … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Goes Summer Snowshoeing

…at the start zone for the Mt. Baker Ski to Sea Race. Thor, Bear dog, and I face the early-summer dilemma for our day trips to nearby Mt. Baker, since the snow is melting and rutted, not the best for … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Muses about Memorial Day

Yesterday, I took my dad Neil Stamey on a short trip, in what has become a yearly tradition, to the nearby Festival of Flags at Greenacres Cemetery for their Memorial Day celebration of veterans who have fallen. He’s the handsome … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Goes Biking Along Lake Whatcom

Last time (May 13 blog post), Thor, Bear dog, and I hiked above our nearby Lake Whatcom to an overlook. This time, taking advantage of another sunny day, we loaded up our bikes and took to the Hertz Trail that … Continue reading

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