Christmas Declares War on Halloween

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Colors

This looks to be the final nice fall weekend of the year, though I could be mistaken: We sometimes get a November surprise. But the …

Evil White Man

My problem? I’m too optimistic. Like a fool I permit myself to think all neighbors are, well… neighborly. And helpful. I should know better because, …

A cat gave me Stockholm Syndrome

Wanna know how useless our cat is? I found mouse crap in her food dish. That was in the basement. Yesterday, I found mouse crap …

Children of DaaaHaHaHaHaHa!

So what happens when you take the audio from a decade’s old documentary on mental illness and lay it over recent video of college students …

Why I carry

A baseball team practicing in a ball park. Shots ring out. Several people are hit. Everyone runs and dives for shelter, hiding in the hopes …

Change I can believe in

The world seems to have gone completely nuts. How can you maintain your equilibrium in such a topsy-turvy crazy world? Hell if I know.

Gun Show!

Went to my first gun show a while back. Here’s the surprise: it was my wife’s idea. Yep. I married the right woman We saw …

The Old Man’s Friend

“I wish I could die of pneumonia.” It was a warm, May morning in 2007. I was driving Dad from his home in Sequim to …

Winter Elk

There are a lot of different critters living out here in the woods. One of the more rare creatures we see are elk. They’re out …

Sick Week

It’s been a week since I started feeling crappy. Last Friday it began with a sore throat and sinus congestion. We spent four hours outside …

Holiday Portraits

It was a busy 2016 Christmas season. In between my many client projects, I also had a couple pet portrait commissions. Additionally, I did a …

Wow! Microsoft Surface Studio

I never thought the day would come when Microsoft would out “Apple” Apple. But that day has arrived. Microsoft has come out with something Apple …