When I made reservations at Sweet Peas Tea Room in Battle Ground, I knew I needed some different adventure buddies to come along with me. My boys—and many of their friends—have been great sports, accompanying me on all of my
“Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” Thus begins the first chapter of Henry James’ “Portrait of a Lady,” and thus begins what just might
As a mother of six teen and young adult children I am invested in my children discovering their best selves. One of these ways is seeking opportunities for service in our communities particularly at this time of year. In a
Southwest Washington is teeming with charitable organizations that serve, support, and encourage others in order to make our community a better place for all to live. But most of these organizations rely on personal donations to help sustain their efforts.
It’s that time of year again, when we’re flooded with images on social media and on advertisements of people gathering around loved ones. Yet for many, the holidays can be a dreaded time, full of stress and pain, sometimes conjuring
Humans possess remarkable senses that provide us with an astonishing array of native abilities and defenses. But what happens when many of our heretofore predators and natural dangers are no longer direct threats? We follow as our curiosity leads us
Even as I approach middle age, I have never lost a basic curiosity of how the world works. I get giddy about history, I muse out loud over scientific conundrums, and I analyze words and language into oblivion. I admit: