• summer

    Summer is Finally Here

    by  • June 29, 2010 • British Columbia, summer, Vancouver • 0 Comments

    Summer has come to Vancouver! That’s all. I just didn’t want Marmaduke to be the first thing people see on this blog any more. It’s my fault that we don’t update this blog much any more, and we never sent out a Christmas update last year! We’ll get it together this year.

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    The Pacific Northwest: The best place on earth (+ bear sighting!)

    by  • August 9, 2009 • anniversary, British Columbia, Canada, food, friends, photography, Seattle, summer, vacation, Vancouver, wedding • 1 Comment

    posted by Sarah Last week, we took a trip to Vancouver to scout out an apartment (which we found and want YOU to come visit us) and had some fun and diverting events along the way. About an hour after setting off, a tire blew out on the freeway. Joel got his first “real life” […]

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    Portland trip

    by  • August 2, 2009 • friends, Oregon, Portland, summer, vacation, wine • 0 Comments

    posted by Sarah About 2 weeks ago, we had the opportunity to explore Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, and also catch up with some old friends from college in Portland. It was a great vacation and reunion! We stayed at this B&B in Newberg, a beautifully preserved/restored craftsman style house with an excellent breakfast. We […]

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    by  • July 28, 2009 • Spokane, summer, Washington • 1 Comment

    at the End of the World – the valley a couple of blocks from the Hartse homestead posted by Sarah Half of our summer has already whizzed by, which I suppose is good in a way because it means that we’re enjoying ourselves. So far we’ve seen 2 movies in theaters (UP in 3D and […]

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    by  • June 25, 2007 • California, summer • 3 Comments

    Joel writes: We’re in Spokane, our temporary home for the summer. Sarah is busy working on painting furniture and rooms in my parents’ house; I am working on lots of freelance writing projects and trying to help Sarah get all our stuff organized, including the nightmare that is our filing cabinet and my last two […]

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    The Loving Decision

    by  • June 13, 2007 • California, summer • 0 Comments

    …is a great name for it, really. Today is the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down the anti-miscegenation laws that made it illegal for people of different races to marry in many U.S. states. It’s pretty sobering to think that at a time in the recent history […]

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    May = Master’s!

    by  • May 17, 2007 • California, summer • 1 Comment

    posted by Joel (and Sarah in parts)Things have been pretty crazy this month. – I graduated with my Masters degree from HSU, finally! The ceremony was a bit damp, but worth going to celebrate this accomplishment. I’m so happy to be done and ready to more on, but I haven’t ruled out continuing on to […]

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