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Good News Comes to Television from Unexpected Source

By William May
Published: 05/15/12 Topics: Comments:

After decades of criticizing television for its negative portrayal of news, dramas and other shows an unexpected source of good news comes from reality TV with unreal situations but very real human reactions. Read more

Fighting Over Vacation Rental Scraps

By William May
Published: 05/01/12 Topics: Comments:

Washington State's open-membership, open-forum, not-for-profit trade association for managers, suppliers and supporters of the vacation rental industry. Read more

Oh No, Mount Rainier Has Disappeared

By William May
Published: 04/15/12 Topics: Comments:

Mount Rainier disappeared today. Poof. Gone. I looked up and it was missing from the horizon. Reminded me of the day, 20 years ago, when Mount Saint Helens disappeared. Read more

Professor John Edwards: Insects & Music

By William May
Published: 04/01/12 Topics: Comments:

When I first began to help out with the Gallery Concerts Organization, one of my favorite not-for-profit groups, I met a gentle white haired man with a goatee who glowed with his enthusiasm for the music. Later I was to learn he glowed about just about everything. If the term "twinkle in his eye" was created for anyone it was John. Read more

Housekeepers Discover Black Lights

By Deresa Norman
Published: 03/01/12 Topics: Comments:

In a cruel twist of science, housekeepers have discovered a thrown-back from the 60's that helps them clean properties faster and better. Read more

Twas the Night before Vacation Rental Christmas

By Jan Covey
Published: 12/31/11 Topics: Comments:

The Christmas and New Years Holidays are a big season in almost every vacation rental market. Read how one plucky manager gets through the hub bub. Read more

Jonathan's Personal Rental Story

By Jonathan McIntyre
Published: 08/01/11 Topics: Comments:

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Vacationers Demand Whistles and Bells!

By Thelma Coffone
Published: 07/11/11 Topics: Comments:

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Empowerment. It works

By Greg Coffone
Published: 07/01/11 Topics: Comments:

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The Love of Work Well Done

By Wm. May
Published: 05/24/11 Topics: Comments:

My fathers business became every trucker's favorite place to buy parts, get their rigs serviced or just stop in for coffee and see that smile, a smile that is still remembered 40 years later. Read more

Keep It Simple

By Greg Coffone
Published: 05/01/11 Topics: Comments:

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Vacationers Demand Whistles and Bells

By Thelma Coffone
Published: 04/01/11 Topics: Comments:

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Internet and Indoor Plumbing

By Thelma Coffone
Published: 03/01/11 Topics: Comments:

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Internet and Indoor Plumbing

By Thelma Coffone
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March, April & May best months to visit old & green land of Umbria

By Giuseppe Nuzzaci
Published: 02/02/11 Topics: Comments:

The Umbria region is located exactly in the middle of Italy . And it’s the best charming headquarters to stay and to discover all the central Italy regions: from the now commercial Tuscany to the most wild and real Umbria, Le Marche and Lazio. From Florence to Perugia, From Siena to the medieval Gubbio, from Pisa to the Spiritual and lovely Assisi, from Rome to Crotona, from Spello to Ancona or to the see of the funny Emila Romagna region with the towns of Riccione and Rimini. Read more

The Good Life at Packwood White Pass

By Veronica Garten
Published: 12/27/10 Topics: Comments:

Of course I am prejudiced. Having lived in the city for a long time I knew what I was getting into. In July of 2010 I moved lock stock and barrel to the small town of Packwood in south central Washington State, just outside the entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. My new job was to be manager of the Chateau Timberline Hotel, then being taken over by my company Sunspot Resorts. Read more

Bill Gates' Favorite Burger Joint

By William May
Published: 12/01/10 Topics: Comments:

Over the decades there have been numerous stories here in the Northwest U.S. about how the favorite restaurant of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, was an old fashioned burger stand not far from Microsoft's campus. You might like it too. Read more

VRAI Compares Renting Long Versus Short

By William May
Published: 11/01/10 Topics: Comments:

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Nothing Beats Chateau Chocolate Cake

By William May
Published: 10/01/10 Topics: Comments:

Years ago when I operated an advertising agency we sure thought we worked long and hard. Not to reveal my age, but I remember when we had to "spec" type, courier the details to a type setter and then wait days while it was set and returned to us. We then had to paste the galleys onto art board along with photos or other art to arrange the desired final ad. Read more

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