Monthly Archives: August 2013

Northwest Native Canoe Culture

Every year, dozens of tribes around the Northwest launch canoes carrying canoe families participating in an annual Canoe Journey, all converging on one or another of the region’s coastal villages for a festive gathering of song, dance, feasting, and camping. Continue reading

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Hangin’ with the Thomas & Mercer crowd

Maybe there’s something particularly good about the deals Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint is handing out to mystery and thriller writers. Continue reading

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How candles threaten your health

Studies concluding candle fumes are safe to breathe are rigged in favor of candles and the conclusion that candles are safe is a lie. Continue reading

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Mystery Writers University

The Mystery Writers of America, of which I am a card-carrying member, are convening a thing they call MWA University today at the W Hotel in Seattle. I’ll be there at 8 AM, coffeed up and ready to learn from the masters and mistresses of the art. Continue reading

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In the Land of the Chinook

Just back from a visit to heaven. The Chinook Indians once inhabited one of the most wonderful places on earth, on the banks of the mighty Columbia river. Continue reading

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