It’s time to cash in on the eclipse. Read more of my coverage here. And here. And here’s a link to the story behind the photos.
I don’t have kids. I don’t even have pets at this point. I have a job and a husband who freelances his music as therapy in assisted living centers. At work I maintain a high output of writing. He’s never late for a show. Neither achievement seems very hard to us. We think we are […]
Ever bought anything from an online marketplace? Walmart, eBay, Amazon? Chances are, the price you paid, one way or another, was affected by something called “retail arbitrage.”
Do you remember the Sears Wish Book? Sears does. That’s why it reintroduced it online and in print for this year. You can read more about that here.
If you’re going to make a trip to an eclipse totality zone, say in Oregon, it’s go time. Here is my article today on how to get it together. Madras, Ore., already is seeing the influx with a festival just outside town. The forecast is promising: “Intermountain West still looks like the best viewing conditions, but […]
That’s been my opening line to my editor for the past few weeks. Every other day it seemed I had something to write about the Aug. 21 eclipse.
Let’s talk shopping. This is Alexa. Amazon’s Echo. She’s in our house, and we’ve never ordered a single thing from her. Yet.
Grocery shopping is a personal thing. Grocery marketers would like to think they give you an experience. We all know why we go to specific stores. There are intangibles beyond prices and convenience that draw people in. Costco and Sam’s Club has the warehouse-bulk niche. Trader Joe’s has the specialty items. Whole Foods makes you […]
When I was a kid, it seemed unheard of the time spent in people’s cars commuting in places like Los Angeles. Los Angeles is here. These are my latest articles (for one I partnered with fellow reporter Kate Martin) and what people face on the road working the Olympia-to-Seattle corridor. Some drive from the Oregon border. […]
Have you been to a Trader Joe’s lately? I remember when they opened on my birthday in Olympia a few years ago. We stayed away for weeks knowing we wouldn’t be able to get into the parking lot. When we finally did go, we had to circle the lot a few times, park far away […]