City of Destiny

They call it the City of Destiny or the Gritty City. It is a city of contradictions, loved and despised, where 19th century steeples share the skyline with 20th century smokestacks. A blue collar city choked in paper mill chemicals and cleansed by saltwater breezes. A city of potholes and community gardens. The second city,Continue reading “City of Destiny”

That Old Pioneer Spirit

For hundreds of thousands of years, human kind has taken up more and more space. We’ve spread out of Africa and expanded over mountains and deserts and land bridges and oceans to occupy every continent on Earth. I think that urge to go somewhere new is in all of us. Perhaps that’s why we allContinue reading “That Old Pioneer Spirit”

Five Million Pixels

I was lucky to start my year with a week in the Puget Sound around Seattle, Tacoma and Gig Harbor, going to museums, walking on pebble beaches and getting lost. I could tell you what I saw there, but this time, I think I’ll show you instead. — 30 — I’m a writer and photographerContinue reading “Five Million Pixels”