Is there anything more obnoxious than leaf blowers? The guy across the street from me had one. You know the kind, they sound like this: Arghhhhhhhhhh! He also had cancer and so was off work. Apparently this made him bored. After he had finished blowing all the leaves on the ground into the street, he … More Leaf Blowers
On the main street in my hometown of Everett Washington, a WSU Cougar store has opened selling all things Cougar. I am not surprised. I grew up in Everett but was treated as a foreigner due to the Oregon Ducks sweatshirt I was issued by my parents, as that is where they met, Eugene. Starting … More Cougar Town
I came out of the grocery store in Ballard to find tucked into the door handle of my car an advert from a local Psychic. She promises if you phone her she will answer one question without charge. What shall I ask?
The epic of the Nez Perce tribes retreat came to me as I struggled through a second season with this machine. The events of 1877 have the same ending as my purchase of this product in 2012; surrender in 2013. Rather than the U.S. Cavalry, my nemesis is the winding the spool. Clear, and direct … More My Grass Trimmer: I Shall Fight No More Forever
How does one pack up a law library? What becomes of the files of the closed cases, and what does one do with the bits and pieces of paper, mementos from clients, paper weights and desk ornaments that have been collected over 30 years? Oddly they are much easier to dispose of than the memories … More When Law Firms Close
Like most of Europe, when not in war Cordoba is a charming town. Only when you stroll around the narrow streets and consider the various tribes and religions that have occupied the space does the Disney of it wear off and one comes to grips with how much blood must be in the ground here. … More Cordoba
Last night I stopped by my grandparents home. I own it now, they passed decades ago now. I lived there for a great while, then married so stay there only sometimes. The home is a monument to their values; sturdy, simple, not a wall out of plumb, and the gutters are stainless steel. Outside in the … More Geese Mate For Life