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Leaving the Rat Race for the Wild Life

Where does a stressed-out motivational speaker from Los Angeles go when she wants to leave the rat race? To Washington State’s own Whidbey Island – home of eagles, tall trees and endless shorelines.

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Revisiting Woodstock with John Scheele

“It was an amazing experience,” recalls part-time Northwesterner John Scheele of his time at Woodstock in August of 1969.

"Forest"

"The forest resonates..."

Mayberry meets Manhattan in Bentonville, Arkansas

Telling friends and family I was going to Bentonville, Arkansas was akin to informing them I was going to Siberia based upon their reactions. I received baffled looks, followed by questions like, "Why?" "Whatever for?" and my favorite, "You're doing this on purpose?"

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PROTECT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM IDENTITY THEFT

Social Security protecting you and your information

Insomnia

"...the milky orb in the sky mocks him with a celestial smirk."

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ADDING ADDITIONAL SECURITY TO PROTECT WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU

Social Security protects your important information

"Two Become One"

"Two arms become an embrace./Two lips become a kiss."

The Cloud

Feeling like you’ve got my back enabled me to tackle “the cloud” today.

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Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

Want to know if your name made the list???

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Heavenly Salads for Springtime

The secret to a heavenly salad is to add fruits, nuts and cheese.

Returning to the Farm

With 67 acres, seven fully restored historic farm structures, a 100+ year-old producing orchard, herb and flower beds, livestock, forested hillsides and large hay meadows, the Mary Olson Farm has everything it takes to conjure up childhood memories

The Seven Wonders of Washington State

Washington State is an amazing place and what makes it so amazing is its natural wonders

Cannabis 101 for Seniors

...senior groups far and wide are attending “Cannabis 101” workshops and taking field trips to Seattle-area cannabis shops to learn about marijuana’s therapeutic benefits

Meet Anna, Holocaust Survivor

When I heard that one of our volunteers at the Des Moines Senior Activity Center was a Polish woman born in a Nazi Germany prison camp, I had to meet her and hear her story