30 Years, But Yesterday

The Challenger Crew. From NASA. Next Thursday we’ll all be asking each other one question: where were you thirty years ago? On January 28th, 1986, at 8:39 A.M., I was in math class. After some initial commotion, the classroom was quiet as we all diligently scribbled out the task at hand. One of our classmates […]

Read More 30 Years, But Yesterday

Track Santa!

Originally published December 2013 S-s-s-s-SANTA!!!  If that’s you as Christmas approaches, know that you are not alone in your unbridled exuberance. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, starts tracking Santa TONIGHT! (AAAAHHH!!!)

Read More Track Santa!

2014 Auburn Veterans Day Parade

“No, don’t take pictures. Just enjoy the parade.” Ha, that didn’t last. I couldn’t help myself. The annual Veterans Day Parade in Auburn, Washington is so rich with culture, color, and camaraderie that I used the old point and shoot to capture a lot of what we saw. Someday I’ll get an expensive camera. Someday I’ll […]

Read More 2014 Auburn Veterans Day Parade

Merry Christmas All!

From http://www.youtube.com/user/HyperPixelsMedia Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening-in to the secret wireless from our friends: […]

Read More Merry Christmas All!

Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

To my Scottish brethren who are scattered all over the world– Happy St. Andrew’s Day! Alba gu bràth! St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and every November 30th is St. Andrew’s Day. Scotland.org has a fantastic website about this important day. They even have this Saltire Yourself app. A saltire is a diagonal cross, […]

Read More Happy St. Andrew’s Day!

Go Cougs!!!

Get your crimson and gray on! Today is the 106th Apple Cup. For those outside of the Pacific Northwest, the Apple Cup is the annual football game between the two biggest universities in Washington. On one side we have the Washington State University Cougars and on the other the University of Washington Huskies. The Cougars […]

Read More Go Cougs!!!

Veterans Day in Seattle

Having to cancel some other plans for today turned into a blessing– I was able to attend the 64th Annual Veterans Day Memorial Celebration at Evergreen Washelli’s Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Evergreen Washelli and their volunteers did an amazing job hosting this event. For starters, there were employees in maze of roadways directing parking. It could […]

Read More Veterans Day in Seattle

Auburn Veterans Day Parade

The City of Auburn, Washington holds an annual Veterans Day parade that is one of the largest in the United States. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending this annual gala. It was fantastic to be with other people who, in spite of our strong opinions on whether or not American military personnel should fight […]

Read More Auburn Veterans Day Parade

DV Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when pink ribbons and bracelets are everywhere because one in eight women will fight breast cancer in her lifetime. But October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month, signified by the color purple, acknowledging that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence. Given the […]

Read More DV Awareness Month