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It was nearly two years ago that I wrote The Kirkland Cannery in hopes that this grand old building in Kirkland, Washington could be saved. A local nonprofit organization has purchased the building and work is going on…

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On the same street just a couple of blocks away, I noticed a sign advertising free bay laurel… and then realized I was looking at a free library. What a wonderful idea (although given the rain in this area I wonder how well the books hold up). I admire the kindness this chef/librarian is showing their neighbors.

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Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -Scott Adams

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Doubtfizzlin’

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You first heard my concerns about doubtfizzling in a 2011 post on the misuse of apostrophes, Apostrophe Madness.

Do you ever look at a word so long when you’re trying to spell it that you start doubting it’s really a word?

Tacoma. Ta-co-ma. Tacoma. Yeah, that’s right. Taco-MAHHH! (like the evil priest shouting “Kali Ma!” in Temple of Doom while struggling with Indiana Jones).

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Tacoma? Hmm. This is such a simple word, yet the Native Americans had a different version. Tahoma. The name of the mighty mountain. Ta-ho-ma…. Ta-ho-MAHHHH!!! (more…)

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