The Rambling Writer Returns to the Mountains, Take Two

Thor, Bear dog, and I celebrate our beautiful Mount Baker Wilderness, and send best wishes to the those fighting the terrible wild fires burning our U.S. West. 2020 continues its ravages on so many levels, but there is still so … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Goat Mountain Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s another favorite hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness in NW Washington. I plan … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Chain Lakes Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s a favorite below Mt. Baker in NW Washington. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 8: Angthong Marine Park

Join Thor and me as we take a cruise from Koh Samui to the stunning islands and clear blue sea of the national marine park. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 7: Koh Samui Arrival

Thor and and I arrive on Koh Samui to sample the island life. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer at Deception Pass

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike from Rosario Beach to Deception Pass Bridge in Northwest Washington. This is the year of Life, Interrupted for all of us, what with the COVID-19 upheavals and more. Knowing I had … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 6: Farewell to Bangkok

Join Thor and me for a last ramble around Bangkok — the snake farm and Wat Pho. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 5: Chinese New Year in Bangkok

Join Thor and me as we celebrate Chinese New Year in Bangkok, starting with traditional Thai dancers. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 4: Bangkok Grand Palace and Wat Arun

Thor and I continue our explorations of important sacred sites in Bangkok. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand.  We were lucky to squeak through … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Sara Stamey’s novel Islands, now in ebook from Book View Cafe, is set in the Caribbean and packed with both adventure and intricate characters and plot. It’s also romantic suspense with a drop of psychic wonder. “An archeologist investigating petroglyphs ends up diving for sunken treasure and investigating a cult murder.”

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