Seems like only yesterday I was spending time at the library, often in the reference section where I could access expensive collections such as encyclopedia sets. Today I sit in my car outside of the Anacortes Public Library. I have taken photos with my digital camera (no film, no processing). I have uploaded images, selected and edited a shot. Now I have accessed the Internet on my laptop and I am making this entry onto my blog, adding photo and text for the entertainment of the masses. Affordable technology, the ability to package and communicate with the world … all out of a backpack. And through the Internet I can access any information (and more!) that I would have found in printed reference books. Mind boggling.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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