What it means to buy local: Close-up from a sign in Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane. 1) You kept dollars in our economy. 2) You embraced what makes us unique. 3) You created local jobs. 4) You helped the environment. 5) You nurtured community. 6) You conserved your tax dollars.

I took a shot at the February biking challenge posed by @gypsybug on Chasing Mailboxes: the Errandonnee. Complete at least 7 different types of errand by bike and at least 30 miles and you’ve succeeded! In addition to living a pretty…Continue Reading

Stolen! Help Find My Husband’s Bike

A week and a half ago I rhapsodized about the lovely smell of linden trees giving me a goodbye present as we packed up to leave Spokane. Today we received a far less pleasant gift: The realization that sometime after Tuesday’s…Continue Reading

A Small Moment

At a certain point in late spring a couple of flowering trees on my usual route home fill the air with sweet perfume. They stand in a most unlikely spot on Sherman Avenue just north of the freeway overpass. Not…Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Roll with Summer Parkways

In 2010 Summer Parkways joined Bloomsday, Hoopfest, and Spokefest as the latest and greatest addition to Spokane’s list of events in which we take over the streets for people-powered activity. Spokefest founder Bill Bender was the lead-out, inspiring us with…Continue Reading

Ahahahaha! That’s a funny joke Mother Nature played on us. Responding to pleas that we hold the Spokane Bike to Work Week later than the national week because our Kickoff Breakfast always gets rained on, we scheduled this year’s events…Continue Reading