Legend of the Moss Woman

The Native American Indians of Olympic Peninsula did not like to go deep within the rain-forest valleys. There were many things roaming the dark woods, like Seatco (spelling is questionable but pronounced Sea-ahck-toe or something close to that,) who is known as Bigfoot in other places. Scary little people lived along river banks. They would throw sticks at the tribal members canoeing the waterways to get them to turn back, and these creatures were called Stick People.  Perhaps the Stick People were cousins to the Nan-a-push, the little people of the forest. There were Thunderbirds too—huge birds that could move massive boulders … Continue reading Legend of the Moss Woman

Mystery Cats and Cabin Nights

This story is an excerpt from my upcoming book of life stories titled Moonwalks and Unknowns featuring the Trespassers. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know. Set up: During this story my husband, eight-year-old son and myself live in an unfinished 12×16 two-story cabin on five acres of raw, forested land in the foothills of the mysterious Olympic Mountains within Washington State. We have no power, no running water and use a rough-shod outhouse, even during the worst weather. To shower, we either visit the State Park or John Wayne Marina. Life is not easy during this time.  Every afternoon … Continue reading Mystery Cats and Cabin Nights

We are Characters within Our Tales

I’m feeling a little mischievous. I arrived home from teaching my Life Stories class, took the dog for a “break,” ate lunch, and sat down here to scope out what assignments come next and what other bloggers might have said and done in my absence. Here on WordPress, a lot can happen in a short amount of time and this afternoon was no exception. Maybe it was the sandwich I ate or the breeze that’s cooling things down but I’m feeling feisty. Yet, if I’m honest,  I suspect my attitude comes from giving the Life Stories class. Today I spoke … Continue reading We are Characters within Our Tales

What Represents Connection to Me

Connection When I am able to share  with someone a place in time . . . an experience, that is a connection. I live in an area visited by people from around the world, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Many have not experienced the wonders of the rainforest valleys or the snow-topped alpine meadows, or the ocean. I love to take people to special places and have them experience the wonderment of just being there experiencing it. What a joy it is! It’s not something my camera often captures. Continue reading What Represents Connection to Me

Photo 101: Day 3–Legend of Storm King

Assignment Day Three: Water & Orientation We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go. How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water? Legend of Storm King The above photo features one of the most beautiful spots in the world, Lake Crescent and the mysterious Olympic Mountains.  Legends and supported tales abound about this place, … Continue reading Photo 101: Day 3–Legend of Storm King

Famous Doctor Opens Doors to the Heart: Mary Groda Lewis

Famous Doctor Opens Doors to the Heart By Leneé Cobb First published 2001 in the Sequim Gazette Although I interviewed Dr. Mary years ago, she remains in my heart and continues to inspire so many people, people she’s met, people she never will. This morning, unbeknown to you, Mary Groda Lewis woke up wondering, “Who am I going to meet today? Who will I get to explore this world with?” The doors are now open to her practice as a family physician. Her office is located behind the Riptide restaurant in Sequim. Mary and her husband, David, moved here five … Continue reading Famous Doctor Opens Doors to the Heart: Mary Groda Lewis