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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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    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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    Man Eaters and Heart Disease

    by  • November 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments


    Okay, so I’m morbid. Big deal. In addition to Hurricane Sandy’s brutality to the east coast (very prosaic by Day after Tomorrow standards, and yes, I did watch the movie to put things into perspective), the last week’s headlines have included two shark attacks, a three year old boy killed by a pack of...

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    A Tale of Three Sushi Joints

    by  • July 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Disgusting Spider Roll From Hell

    Because the fourth is on Wednesday, the work week has been neatly bisected into two equal parts and Tuesday turned into a bonus Friday.  What better way to celebrate this second Friday than by going out and chowing down on one of our favorite types of food?  It’s a better question than it sounds...

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    Music for Dreaming To

    by  • June 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Many of you have seen Hitchcock’s Spellbound — if you hain’t yet, you surely should. If you have, though, you’ll probably remember it as “not Hitchcock’s best,” and not without reason. Many of the ideas it dwells on have lost their initial freshness and faded to mere cliches of the profession of psychoanalysis. It’s...

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