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You Know You’re In Washington When …
101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Evergreen State

112 pages
By Sharon Wootton and Maggie Savage
Insiders’ Guide/Globe Pequot Press
February 2007
$9.95

Whether you’re a first time visitor, a recent arrival or a born-and-raised-here resident, expect to say, ‘I didn’t know that!’ when reading the amusing, surprising and educational entries in You Know You’re in Washington When … 101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Evergreen State.
Washington’s a state of extremes -- spectacular volcanoes (Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens) and spectacular failures (a leaking nuclear–waste dump) – and where Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen must share the spotlight with a librarian who has her own bobblehead doll and a mythic creature (Sasquatch).
We have the most literate city in the nation (Seattle) but we’re also a bit otherworldly, home to the Science Fiction Museum and the National UFO Reporting Center. The phrase “flying saucers” was coined when a pilot reported seeing nine unidentified objects flying near Mount Rainier.

Other topics include

  • Death of a geological sacred cow
  • Glassblower with rock star status
  • Thief hijacks airplane – and jumps
  • The ferry that refused to die
  • Dogs get their own ski trails
  • Computer hackers become millionaires
  • Aphrodisiac cherries
  • A bridge called Galloping Gertie
  • Bluebird Capital of the World
  • Mystery of the pimpled plains
  • Spy-hopping killer whales
  • A pig becomes a pawn
  • Stonehenge of the West

To sample the entries in PDF form

To Order

Send a check or money order for $14(includes shipping, handling, and sales tax) to:
songandword
P.O. Box 860
Shaw Island WA 98286
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Sharon Wootton, a Washington resident since 1974, has more than 3 million words in print as an award-winning journalist, columnist for two daily newspapers, and full-time independent writer. Her stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers. When Maggie Savage, a Washington native, isn’t writing songs or performing them, she’s wandering the Northwest and turning her experiences into travel stories.


With Whom Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?
Singer/songwriter Maggie Savage
© Tybud Music ASCAP
$10

Tracks include:
I’m on a Journey Through This Life (by Si Kahn)
California Girls
Healing from the War
With Whom Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life?
Follow the Winding Pathways
We’ve All Been Here Before
Highways
Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
It Won’t be Long
Full Moon in Aquarius
Shine in Whoever You Are

With Whom Will You Spend the Rest of Your Life? is a collection of songs related to self-healing. They are written and arranged by Maggie Savage, except for Si Kahn’s I’m on a Journey. A reviewer in Victory Music magazine wrote:
“An intimate live recording of a performance at First Unitarian Universalist Church (in Seattle), this collection of songs and readings says hello to life. Savage’s warmth, honesty, freshness, humility and wisdom make up these poems set to music, with understated guitar or piano accompaniment. California Girls is a quick nudge at our tendency to let image become more important than ourselves and We’ve All Been Here Before raises questions about our ability to learn from our past and present. The title cut explores self-acceptance and follows a reading from Healing from the War, a book by Arthur Egendorf. It is a thought-provoking group of ideas.”

The singer/songwriter is a veteran performer who celebrates women and their struggles for self-direction. Maggie has produced two recordings of original music; made televised appearances as the showcase performer on KING, KCTS, KCPQ and KOMO; and toured nationally as the musician with the three-woman Co-Respondents Readers Theater.
One of her songs was published by Paid My Dues, Journal of Women and Music. Maggie has performed at National Organization for Women conferences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, the International Women's Year Conference in Houston, and the National Women’s Music Festival in Champagne-Urbana, Ill. She has led songwriting workshops at Northwest Folklife Festival for more than 10 years and performed regularly at Folklife for about two decades.
Maggie has presented Songwriting and Fiction: Using One to Help the Other at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference. She is co-owner of songandword,  songwriting and writing workshops for women in the San Juan Islands.

Listeners talk about Maggie’s music and performances

“I love your CD and have been playing it in the car all week … What lovely songs and they leave me with a contemplative feeling.” -- Carol Thompson, Connecticut

 “Such powerful music, Maggie. Thank you for sharing your amazing musical talents. I can easily slip into those magical moments … listening to the flow of notes, the pauses, the shading, your singing style, your message.” -- Jo, Union, Wash.

“(Her) music was beautiful; resonance, power, humor and lyrical and poetic experimentation all blend together into inspiring, touching, delighting and affecting music.”
-- Kathie McCarthy, Women's Center Coordinator, Evergreen State College

 “This woman is packed with obvious talent, has the stamina and determination so important to creative artists and scholars, and writes music of healthy social significance.”
-- Marjorie Schuchat, Dallas County Chapter National Organization for Women

To Order

Send a check or money order for $14(includes shipping, handling, and sales tax) to:
songandword
P.O. Box 860
Shaw Island WA 98286

 If you would like to be included on songandword’s  mailing list for workshop information, please include your email address.

Sharon and Maggie are co-owners of songandword  (www.songandword.com), which offers songwriting and writing workshops and retreats for women in the San Juan Islands, where they live.
 

 


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