SEARCH: 2022 Summer Issue Editor Letter

SEARCH Magazine Summer 2022 #SeaSaltSand issue

SEARCH Magazine Summer 2022 Cover

When you’re a kid, summer seems to last forever. It is the anticipation of freedom, outdoor activities, summer camp, and a change in routine. Perhaps the emotion can best be boiled down to the joy of having no school for endless months. It is losing track of day and time and not caring if you sleep in. It is its own, special time and seems like it will last forever. As you get older, it becomes about summer jobs and the exhilaration of road trips with friends. Maybe it’s still about that elusive change in routine and sleeping in. Teenagers and young adults are all too aware of the exact length of their summers and how fleeting they are.

Summer takes on new meaning once you reach adulthood. No matter the season, we’re often still responsible for earning an income or caring for others. However, summers can remain just as exciting. It’s weighty with beach vacations, fresh berries from the garden, outdoor barbeques, and longer days. With longer days, perhaps time can be stolen for a bicycle ride after dinner or soccer in the park.

While it doesn’t necessarily mean freedom, like it once did, in summer months, cares do seem a little lighter. There is so much to see and do that other concerns can be put away. It is a time of action, of baseball games and concerts in the park. Summers are the season I long for in Seattle’s gray, cold, and dark months. When it arrives, it’s all too short.

So, celebrate summer with me in our #SeaSaltSand issue. Visit new locales, try a new recipe, and learn to meditate. Alternatively, ignore all of this to jump in your car and enjoy tunes on your road trip. However you celebrate the return of summer, SEARCH Magazine is glad to celebrate right along with you.

Heather Roulo/ Managing Editor

SEARCH Magazine Summer 2022 #SeaSaltSand issue

SEARCH: How Much Do You Love Your Mom?

How Much Do You Love Your Mom?
by Jeannie Normandeau

Dear SEARCH,

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One of the most powerful, infectious feelings of love you can have is from your mother. Mothers are always with you no matter where you are. They are the whispers of leaves blowing in the wind. The smell of certain foods, fragrances, and flowers gives you the sense of mother’s home comfort. She’s the cool hand on your forehead when you’re not feeling well.

She’s your breath of air on a cold winter day. She’s the words you find yourself saying to your own children, the smile and tears when you realize they are her words. She’s your first love, best friend, and a partner in crime for life. Mothers are like beautiful flowers; they’re always blooming and showering us with love. -Jeannie Normandeau

Have your mother done something amazing for the world? Has she changed people’s lives for the better? Maybe she’s a quiet support that is special just to you. Write in to tell us about your amazing mom. Send mail to: searchmagazinesubmissions@gmail.com

Continue reading our Spring 2019 issue.

SEARCH Spring 2017, Editor Letter

From the Editor-in-Chief,

editorltrThis month we’re going to be talking about our favorite fur balls and best friends, our pets.

I remember the day I set my eyes on my dog, Sasha, surrounded by other cute and cuddly German Shepherds. When I saw her, my eyes lit up with excitement. I knew she was my dog.

She laid her head on my leg as we drove home. I promised her I would always protect her, not knowing one day she would protect me. She’s not only a protector for me, but for our neighborhood. She once alerted us about a group of kids who were lighting a fire. Her vigilance saved our house and other houses around us from burning down.

She has so much energy. She runs around and fetches ropes for hours. She loves swimming and attending pool parties with friends and family. When the weather gets up to 80-90 degrees, you will find her in the pool or around the poolside relaxing. She also likes camping, were she runs freely and enjoys fetching sticks from the lake. When we’re shopping at Petco, we never leave without a big dog bone. She loves them.

I’m so happy to say, that I’m a proud owner of a fantastic dog name Sasha.

There is a special connection between pet and owner and this issue we will be talking about your experiences with pets and what you can do to help your best friend stay happy and healthy. Enjoy the Spring issue by clicking here.

JeannieNormandeau

Editor-in-Chief