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It’s lovely weather for a hayride with you

Here it is, my latest column! It’s about stuff to do in the Northwest in the fall! Read it below, or on The Issaquah Press’ website here.

Zip up your coat. Turn on the windshield wipers. Put the cover back on the barbecue. The wind and rain is back.

If this makes you sad, you should really cheer up; Oprah’s favorite things come during the holiday season, but mine come during fall, and the season officially starts Sept. 23.

Of course, I should tell you that nobody reading this article will receive a free car or a trip to Australia. Sorry, but Oprah is loaded, and I’m not.

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Off the press: Is that a famous person? Quick, get the camera!

Check out my column in the July 7 issue of The Issaquah Press! You can read it below or on The Issaquah Press’ website here. Happy reading!

Issaquah is not in Southern California, if all the rain and forests didn’t give it away. But our town on the edge of the greater Seattle area is linked to its fair share of recognizable and famous people. Some have moved here, others used to live here and some just drop in from time to time.

So, just who are these famous folks who graced Issaquah at one time or another, you ask? Modest Mouse front man Isaac Brock; Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki; sportscaster Rick Rizzs; former Mariners Jay Buhner, Ken Griffey Jr., Paul Sorrento, J.J. Putz, Omar Vizquel, Dave Valle and Jeff Nelson; former Seattle Supersonics Detlef Schrempf and Ray Allen; Pulitzer-winning playwright Brian Yorkey; authors Deb Caletti and Serena Rolan; actress Cynthia Geary, who played Shelly Marie Tambo on “Northern Exposure”; Lockergnome founder Chris Pirillo; and Red and Rover comic strip artist Brian Basset.

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Off the press: Discover the cool benefits of hot yoga

After attending a four-week introductory hot yoga class, I wrote a column for The Issaquah Press about the experience. Read it below, or check it out on The Issaquah Press’ website here. This article was published in the June 9 edition. Enjoy!

Last fall, in the midst of myriad e-mails sent to me about people rescuing children from burning buildings and underground fight clubs involving senior citizens, I received a news tip from a yoga instructor from Terra Yoga on Front Street, the yoga studio formerly known as Issaquah Hot Yoga.

She wrote that members of the Liberty High School football team were incorporating hot yoga into their workout routine for the second year in a row.
Football players doing yoga? To a yoga outsider, it sounded like a fun story to cover, as I typically thought of football players pounding out reps in the weight room rather than striking poses in a yoga studio.

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