• Cornucopia

    by  • July 24, 2014 • Events, Family & Friends • 0 Comments

    2014-07-23 09.17.03

    This year, Cathy has gone to great lengths to convert the back yard into a productive garden. Courtesy of her efforts and some (mostly effective) deer fencing, we have — corn. And squash. And beans. And raspberries. And strawberries. Also red leaf, romaine, and collard greens, plus rainbow chard. And broccoli, and carrots! And...

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    Beware the Worts of March

    by  • March 9, 2014 • Family & Friends, Galleries • 1 Comment

    Pepe at the top of his game

    Last weekend, my friend (and neighbor) Patrick came over on Sunday afternoon and we brewed our tenth and eleventh batches of beer, respectively. Well, for the sake of accuracy let me admit that mostly what we did was drink beer while giving Pepe directions on when to stir, which hops to add to a...

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    The Great Microsnowpocalypse of Whatcom County, 2014! Now with photos

    by  • February 23, 2014 • Cats, Events, Family & Friends, Galleries, History, Uncategorized • 1 Comment


    When the “Special Weather Statement” prophesying snow, doom, and sledding chaos first appeared a few days ago, I raised my eyebrow once and then thought little of it. HOW MANY TIMES have such storms been predicted and tracked, publicized and prepared for, only to evaporate at the last moment like a drop of dew...

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    Dream Diary

    by  • February 20, 2014 • Dreams, History • 5 Comments

    I had been in politics — not as a politician, but as a campaign manager or aide of some sort. The details were never clear. The important thing is that my career in politics was a catastrophic failure. Due to a combination of exhaustion, stress, and humiliation, I died. Heart attack, probably. After I...

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    Welcome to Anders William Nielsen

    by  • January 3, 2014 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    My first cousin, once removed, born to Erik Nielsen and Shannon Nielsen née Crabtree, both originally from our common hometown of Eglon, WA. He was born on January 1st, 2014 — a New Year’s baby. Congratulations, little Anders, for finally making my aunt and uncle grandparents 😉

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