You Shall Not Pass!

This fierce man of metal has stood guard on the west side of SR 169 in Maple Valley for years. He guards a picturesque pasture between the Red Dog, the local dive bar, and the Seattle Agility Center. Normally this burly denizen has a rather robotic-looking, nutsy and boltsy sort of head. He now appears […]

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Lincoln’s Shadows

Now more than one hundred years old, Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington is home to a 1918 statue of Lincoln by Alonzo Victor Lewis. One recent evening I paid a visit to Mr. Lincoln as the evening sun blazed in the west just over the rooftops, which made picture taking challenging. But the shadows […]

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Talula’s Hammer

While driving¬†into Conway today a girl smiled and waved at me from her perch¬†atop a large hammer. It was so oversized that not even Thor could wield it. Her friendliness warmed my heart. It reminded me of why I like hanging out in Skagit County. People actually talk to strangers there. After completing my errands […]

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