Writings of a Wanderer: Walking Through Water in Venice

My husband and I explored Naples, Rome, Florence, and Venice during our honeymoon in Italy. Venice enchanted us with its spectacular scenery and its intriguing history: We arrive in Venice by train after dark. A chilly sea breeze reminds us… Continue Reading


Raising Geek Generation 2.0: Roll for Parenting Ability

Warren Spector says gaming must go mainstream to survive. As a girl gamer, I agree.

“The geeks have inherited the earth, now what are we going to do with it?” he asked a cheering audience at the annual Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle.

Spector, who has been developing role-playing tabletop games… Continue Reading


Writings of a Wanderer: Chico Gal Finds Beauty in Bellevue

Worn tennis shoes pound the pavement as I march uphill, a crooked smile on my face as I admire skyscrapers reflecting cotton clouds and dwarfing neighboring trees. Cars zip past buildings labeled Microsoft or Expedia. My newly-wed husband works in… Continue Reading