Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

Kit catches a FISH – ¼ minute read

Kit and I each hooked three king salmon. Kit caught two. Drew lost three. A seal had grabbed one of Drew’s hooked salmon. All Drew landed was part of its head. The day was nearly over when Kit hooked her … Continue reading

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Ancient Celtic Wit and Wisdom – 1½ minute read

A thousand years before Christ a lively people called Celts populated Europe. Pockets of nearly pure Celtic DNA remain today. Kit and I consider ourselves to be predominately Celtic in origin. Celtic peoples are frequently noted for cleverness-of-tongue alas rarely … Continue reading

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Integrate-Under-the-Curve – 2-minute read

The war in Afghanistan cost Americans a great deal. Over 6,000 US soldiers and contractors who had wanted to do something good lost their lives. Over 800,000 service men and women invested years of their lives in Afghanistan. Of  these, … Continue reading

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Spectactar Summer – ½ minute read

Mount Rainier, also known as Tacoma, is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1894. At 14,411 feet, Rainier is the highest point in Washington and dominates the skyline except where towering trees block the view. On average, sixty feet … Continue reading

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Kit and Drew Learn Spanish

Not really.  But try this safe link to see a hoot.   See us speak Spanish Familylife created this to help train Latin America. We are having a lovely summer and hope you are too.   Drew

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What would you give to be twenty-something again for a day? – ¼ minute read

Last week Kit and I hiked into the heart of the Olympic Mountains. The picture is Marmot Pass. The effort made me feel young for a day. My seventy-one-year-old body didn’t feel young the day after, though. But the aches … Continue reading

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Trouble, trouble, and more trouble – ½ minute read

Last winter a storm dropped thirteen inches of snow here in Kitsap County. I started feeding some local deer. One doe seemed to select the vicinity of our home as her own. We named her Darma. She nibbled plants in … Continue reading

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Something New – 1/4 minute read

Crabbing season opened in Washington.  Kit and I took our little inflatible boat onto Puget Sound and caught four large red rock crabs and one barely legal size. They are feisty creatures. Then we boiled and ate them.  The claws … Continue reading

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Senior couple swept away by tidal currents rescued! – 1 minute read

We imagined that news report as we struggled on the water. Kit and I live near Puget Sound. See the blue dot. We had bought an inflatable rowboat to easily transport in our little truck. Blake Island, only 1.1 miles … Continue reading

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A Little Known Hero – 1½ minute read

As a young engineer, I found an abandoned poster in a closet where I worked. I retrieved the poster and hung it in my office. The poster quoted someone I didn’t know. “Happy are those who dream dreams and are … Continue reading

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