Tori Isner, Poet: ‘You Are a Vehicle for Spirit’

I encountered dozens of wonderful people -- artists, activists, preachers and business people -- in the course of conducting interviews for "Wrestling with … [Read more...]

Retired Is a State of Mind — Six Ways to Know If You’re There Yet

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Retired is a state of mind. Not a state of paycheck, or work schedule, or commute, or how much time you spend at the … [Read more...]

The San Juan Islands Ecosystems: The Woods Are Alive — And So Are the Meadows and Beaches

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Beach, forest, wetland, meadow -- in some places the various San Juan Islands ecosystems coexist just steps from one … [Read more...]

A Patch of Fireweed in the Northwest — What Color Are Those Blossoms? Do I Need to Know?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I couldn't make up my mind about that tall stand of fireweed I saw growing on the edge of a woodlet in the Pacific Northwest … [Read more...]

San Juan Islands Flora: Or, I Cling, Therefore I Am

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Buddhists have a name for it—clinging. Westerners call it greed, getting attached to the earthly at the expensive of … [Read more...]