Visiting coffee plantations helps me remember the suntanned faces and calloused hands that worked the field for my joe. Continue reading Getting to the Source: Coffee lessons on location around the globe
A coffee lover explores Belize in search of great java and scores. Here are three shops to add to your Belize itinerary. Continue reading UnBelizeable: A Coffee Story
A daytrip from Spokane and overnight getaway to Moscow, Idaho: heart of Palouse farm country, home of University of Idaho, haven for quiet evenings. Continue reading Good Food, Great Vibes, Chill Time: Moscow, Idaho
Visiting a special resident in a small-town nursing home had a lifetime impact on a young teen. Continue reading Pins in the Map
Here on the banks of the Mississippi, in Hannibal where I lived two decades ago, I wonder: How much time has really passed? Have I grown up enough? Too much? This river, these tracks, all the trees along the winding … Continue reading Thirty Years Later On the Banks of the Mississippi
Kate Vanskike reflects on 20 years in Spokane, and the adventures in getting there Continue reading 20-Year Spokanniversary: Adventures Along the Way
[The following letter was sent to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Eastern Washington in the House of Representatives. It was sent following a visit to her office by a group of Gonzaga University students which I was proud to … Continue reading The Immigration Deadline: A letter to Congress
Author’s Note: In a Tucson, Arizona, courtroom, a dozen students and two advisers from Gonzaga University witnessed Operation Streamline – a controversial system of justice for migrants accused of entering the U.S. illegally. In less than three hours, we would see … Continue reading How Do You Plead?