————————- ‘it has always seemed strange to me,’ said doc. ‘the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. and those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. and while men admire the quality […]

…now you sail alone… alley poetry, katlian street, sitka, alaska. half-century club, thursday, may 7, 2015

ok, now we know summer is here. myosotis alpestris, edgecumbe drive, sitka, alaska. 2015

bathed in an ethereal light, overlooking a quiet chaos, ‘night and day’ (1925) by henry hering. union station, chicago, illinois. 2015

1st avenue, seattle, washington. 2015

pioneer square, seattle, washington. 2015

the dogwoods (cornus) are blooming. louisville street, st. louis, missouri. 2015

fast, on a rough road riding high, through the mountains climbing twisting, turning further from my home. young, like a new moon rising fierce, through the rain and lightning wandering out into this great unknown. and i don’t want no one to cry. but, tell ’em if i don’t survive i was born free! i […]

a view into the blue. union station, chicago, illinois. 2015

pandemonium, bedlam, tumult, a few bagpipers, maybe one or two guinness, and a whole lotta luck to be there, it just simply does not get any better than standing at the pub clapping, stomping, and belting out the tunes with the seattle firefighters pipe & drum corp. a ridiculously huge debt of gratitude is owed […]