Seattle-area writer-types (and reader-types, for that matter): This coming weekend, November 2-3, brings Northwest Bookfest to Kirkland (at Northwest University). Digital publishing is this year's theme, and they have a terrific lineup of workshops and panels. On Sunday morning at nine, I'll present a workshop on "Connecting With Readers: Analog Adventures in a Digital World." … Continue reading Northwest Bookfest: See you there!
My friend and amazing photographic artist Ken Vensel generously gave me permission to share a bit of his work. I spent hours this morning considering what to say about these images, but in the end, I think their otherwordly-quality speaks for itself. See more of Ken's outrageously beautiful work on his Facebook page, KCVensel Photography.
Say yes. Stay a while under a tree and talk; hold someone's hand. Listen to a friend. Accept a gift. Say yes when life issues you an invitation, and you might just get to see something like this.
Seattleites and other west-of-the-mountains people, you have a couple of chances to hear great live music to round out your summer. Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs play the Triple Door on Saturday, August 27. Their new album, Alone in This Together (local638records.com) is stunning... amazing... incredible... well, you pick the superlative you like best and insert … Continue reading Here’s your chance!
Tonight the Seattle Mariners celebrated the tenth anniversary of their record-setting, 116 win season in 2001. It's not that kind of season this year; it's not even a 2009 kind of season, which will go down in history as the happiest third-place in a four-team division finish ever. And I confess I haven't been following … Continue reading Being there…116 times
For Seattleites this has been an early summer with a few nice surprises. One was the warm weather over the Fourth of July weekend, after one of the coldest, wettest, darkest springs on record. Another (to me, anyway) was the appearance of Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs at Ballard's Seafood Fest today. Fortunately (for … Continue reading A nice surprise: Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
Why does the earth forgive us with such beautiful places?