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The New Hat: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, The New Hat, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: There’s something about the 1940s, especially, and the 1930s, that we hearken back to. Of course, there is no “perfect” time, and especially … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Queen Anne’s Lace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Queen Anne’s Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the broad white head are … Continue reading

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Along the Salmon River: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Along the Salmon River, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The Pacific Northwest is filled with hidden areas. Years ago, homesteaders with dreams, aspirations, and the willingness to work hard, settled in canyons, along … Continue reading

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Harbor Faire: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Harbor Faire, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Even if you don’t own a boat (and we don”t) the annual Wooden Boat Festival of Port Townsend, WA is a magical transportation back to a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Hot Chocolate — the Real Thing, Not the Powder

Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste — be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do It All. God Doesn’t Ask You to.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be relatively pleased with myself. I mean, I’m a hard worker, reasonably intelligent (okay, I think I’m pretty intelligent; I do, after all, enjoy Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), and being an … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Variety Isn’t Mandatory

The Norwegian Artist is the simplest man on the planet to feed: As long as the food tastes good, he eats it, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the same menu of yesterday, the day before, and the day before … Continue reading

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We Never Could Afford Piano Lessons

Some things in life we consider inviolable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness immediately come to mind, but this is because I have a rudimentary familiarity with the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Just because the words are written … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Follow the Old Saying

What’s the old saying? Use it up; Wear it out; Make it do; Do without. I always have to look this up because I can never remember the order of 11 simple words, although I know they rhyme somehow. I … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Use What You Have

It’s amazing how many people hate onions, and a good portion of the populace could go the rest of their lives without seeing one on their kitchen counter: “Ooooooh! They’re so HOT. Yucky Yucky Ooooh.” Oh, please, people;  let’s move … Continue reading

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