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Nearly 200 Crooked Doors of Portsmouth

January 6, 2018


It’s been a while since I posted, mostly because my short stories keep turning into novellas. I do have 50 drafts I need to finish, and I thought I would start with this one while it’s still timely. My sister and I did our annual trip to Portsmouth where we walk around Portsmouth and I […]

2017 Eclipse and Mt Hood

August 23, 2017


The eclipse trip came together in a wham-bam sort of way.  I ordered the appropriate 10 stop ND filter, twice, including trying to have it come to Government Camp at Mt. Hood where we were staying and it never showed. The night before I made 8 pinhole cameras in a flurry of activity. We spent […]

Doovall Car Show

June 5, 2017


Went to the Duvall Days car show (don’t know why they call it that, it’s only one day, but anyway..) The light was good for shooting cars, nice and flat so you don’t have to worry about too many hot spots on the chrome. Never a big show, attendance was light this year. And, despite […]

Stories of the Sea, The Lobster

May 12, 2017


My friend Bob Triggs shared the feature image with me on fb, the day before the event. I looked at it with mild interest a couple of times, went to possibly the worst website I’ve ever seen, then noticed that there was an email address on the original image if you wanted to be a […]


November 22, 2016


My fishing bucket list is long, and gets longer every October. Therefore while I cannot often go, when my buddies call, I usually have a few suggestions. A few weeks ago, my buddy Mauro called and I wasn’t able to go. The first rains had flooded the mainstem, but I knew of a small trib […]

15 Years Coming

November 20, 2016


At least 15 years ago, sitting around the fire late at night, Chris Owens, then of AEG, and lately of the Animal Planet show Fish or Die mentioned that at the way home he was checking out this little creek that he had heard had bull trout in it. Bull trout to me are like […]

Not Everybody Loves a Parade

June 4, 2016


click on the image above for a full-size version Duvall Car Show 2016 Apparently, they closed the road in front of my store today so a bunch of horses could crap there before a parade, so I had to walk to work. It wasn’t a total loss because there was a little car show on […]