Everett Elks Club : Man Cave From A Different Time

Scene: Barber shop with men waiting. Monsignor Mattie’s is there for a hair cut as well, reading a newspaper. A spread of Playboy magazines lie on the table in front of him. “Padre”, one of the other patron’s ask him “what do you think of all these dirty books?”  The day this place loses it’s dirty books is the day … More Everett Elks Club : Man Cave From A Different Time

Birdman

Has the media in all forms, right down to our smartphones, made deeper the existentialist crisis that leaves modern man asking, is this all there is? Is there no truth any longer? Is it really this cheap? The film Birdman is set in the theater in New York city. It is the tale of a … More Birdman

One Free Question

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?

Lawyers Knee

This year, 50 years after becoming a lawyer, my Dad had his right knee replaced. He said it was due to all those years carrying a briefcase in his right hand. I believe this to be true as the literal and figurative weight of lawyering tends to damage the body. On October 4th Dad was … More Lawyers Knee

In Harm’s Way

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like movies. Movies take you away to some other place than your life for two hours, then allows you to return to the relative safety of the theater lobby. Most of the time the movies are about conflict. Often about war.  There is something about conflict that is a compelling story. We … More In Harm’s Way