The first time I witnessed this meteorite shower I was 14 years old, full of half-conceived notions and waiting for something big to happen
BY RALPH D. WARNER | July 29, 2023 at 4:14 p.m.


The Move to Seattle

We moved from a homestead near Tiger, in northeastern Washington state, to Seattle, in l9l9


Civic Involvement

Older adults can have a powerful voice in the decisions that affect their daily lives

IQ Tests

Even my Uncle Hy, who thought that spider monkeys came from the mating of a monkey and a spider, was considered a genius

A Compendium of Cars

Today, I’m driving to the grocery store and doctor appointments in a little 2016 Prius C

Daddy's Desk

During decades of aging, I've been aware of my mother’s philosophy that 'things' are for now rather than saving

Homesteading in Pend Oreille County

I was born in Tiger, Washington state, in 1916

The Blind Leading the Blind

I assumed it was curable with eye drops or some other form of medication. Wow! Ignorance is bliss.

Journey of the Shoes

Since that day, without their master, they resided at the front entrance of my house

Goodbye Old Home

I was surprised at how emotional a final glance at my father’s old farmhouse would be...

Yoga? Are you kidding me?

" even have to get down on the ground. So, how do we get back UP again?"


Snippets of Wisdom

Over the years, I have always tried to impart little snippets of wisdom to my children whether they liked it or not

A Father's Day Memory

I begged to be included in Dad's and my brother's fishing trip and agreed to take the pre-dawn awakening in stride

Summertime at Alki Point

In 1851 the Denny Party landed at Alki Point intent on colonizing this area

I'm Nobody's Young Lady

I didn’t see red, but it was definitely hot pink around the edges