Places in Review, 2007

January: Talked fish in Vancouver. February: Suffered from wanderlust and pined for Saigon. March: Went to Mount Hood to write a story. April: Swooned for West Seattle. May: Roamed the Pacific Northwest. June: Photographed White Center. July: Met new friends in Chicago. August: Photographed Vancouver for a guidebook. September: Wandered in the fog near Snohomish. …
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Loose Ends: Short Reviews

Disclaimer: All this stuff was sent to me by PR companies or publishers. I didn’t pay for any of it. Buzz Off makes a line of clothing out of bug repellent permeated fabrics. I took a couple of bandanna scarfs with me to mosquito infested Hawaii and used them as headbands. What happened? The mozzies …
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Moving On

Well, now that the holiday giving season is over, it’s time to move on to the birthday giving season. Last year I had a Fabulous Party; this year, we’ll be indulging in no such festivities, though, wow, it was so fun I really want to do it again. And I like to think that hosting the party at the Alki Beach House paved the way for our move to West Seattle.

I am thinking of having a Solstice Party because the Solstice Park is so close to my house, we could have a swell BBQ and then bring our ukuleles down to the park and play sunny songs at sundown like a buncha freakin’ hippies. But that’s a ways off yet, and no one is going to buy me solstice prezzies, which is fine, really, just show up with the usual BBQ “something to grill something to share” stuff. That reminds me that maybe I should add that gas grill I’m coveting to the list below.


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Art by Nia Michaels

It’s probably too late for last minute holiday shopping, but if you want to get someone something cool, you should check out the artwork by my pal Nia. I’ve got one of her collage pieces – made from vintage metal tins and tintype photos – in my kitchen and I just adore it. You should …
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Dusk, Interstate 5

What is the feeling when you’re driving away from people, and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? -it’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. –Jack Kerouac Photos shot through the car window at 60mph on …
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