In Print

Wander Woman: Taking Time for Teatime

  • IMG_5354
  • IMG_5364
  • IMG_5363
  • IMG_5362
  • IMG_5361
  • IMG_5360
  • IMG_5357
  • IMG_5356
  • IMG_5355
  • IMG_5365
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 Wander Woman assignments (bless their hearts, even contra dancing). But, for a proper, English-style tea… Read More

The New Domesticity: The Ceremony Known as Afternoon Tea

“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 be a new chapter in the lives of some of our dear readers. We’ve all… Read More


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. Fortunately, our local community is also filled with compassionate and generous people, able and wanting… Read More

When Holidays Hurt

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 up feelings of anxiety, grief, loss, or sadness. Regardless of the specific situation that is… Read More