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Siegerrebe or Madeleine Angevine?

Siegerrebe or Madeleine Angevine?

When doing research for my Salmon Run series, I wanted to know all I could about the best wine crops in Northwest Washington state wineries. Because the weather is mild and the air and soil often wet, the best wines produced are the whites: Madeleine Angevine, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Siegerrebe, and the only red: Pinot Noir. If and when I drink wine I usually choose a red, but in the name of research I took on the task of…

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The Beauty of a Small Town Church

The Beauty of a Small Town Church

Call me old fashioned, but I love the quaintness of a small town church–nothing fancy but strong on warmth and character. I also enjoy knowing everyone who attends from the oldsters to the youngsters. Salmon Run is just such a small town, chuck full of these small community oriented churches of all denominations.  Situated in the Nooksack River Valley, the town is nestled among tall maples and cedars. The only competition with the trees is the numerous spires from the…

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Raven Wild and Star Fire

Raven Wild and Star Fire

I grew up watching the few Saturday morning TV shows offered for kids. And invariably they were about a girl and her horse. Fury, My Friend Flicka, and Black Beauty were my reason for living! I begged my mother for horseback riding lessons. And so after months of nagging, she finally relented. We borrowed a pair of jeans from the neighbor boy and cowgirl boots from my cousin. I was set! That is, until I saw the horses. They freaked…

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