Last month I exercised my parental bragging privileges and wrote about how my 14-year old son, Julian, qualified to go to the American Bouldering Series National Championships, an indoor rock climbing competition. Woot!!! Well, we’re leaving this morning for Colorado Springs, where Julian will climb in qualifiers Friday night, competing against 34 other boys in … Continue reading Out of Office: Off to Nationals!
It’s going to be quiet around here at Fish & Bicycles for the next few days, as the family and I are heading north tonight for Beautiful British Columbia! Two nights and a day of city time in fabulous Vancouver, followed by two days and one night in gorgeous Squamish, home of the magnificent piece … Continue reading Fish & Bicycles: Out of Office
In just a few hours, I’ll be driving through Seattle, turning right onto the West Seattle Bridge, continuing on Fauntleroy Way and driving onto the ferry to Vashon Island that you see above. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! With no internet access at the beach house, things could be awfully quiet around here for the next four days. While … Continue reading Fish & Bicycles: Out of Office
Apropos my pity party post of last weekend, wherein I mourned my failure to manifest a week-long vacation getaway, the family and I are off today for the balmy nearly identical climes of lower British Columbia. So, things will be quiet here at Fish & Bicycles, until at least Sunday evening, if not Monday. If … Continue reading Out of Office: Weekend Getaway Edition
Not that I have a Fish & Bicycles office per se, as I tend to blog from wherever I happen to perch with my netbook on any given day, but it’s fair to say that I will not be blogging much, if at all, over the next few days, as I head to Seattle today … Continue reading Out of Office: Holidays Edition
Heading to the beautiful Sunshine Coast of British Columbia for a long, 4-day weekend and can’t promise any new entries here until Monday, August 24th. Happy Weekend, everyone!
When most people talk or write about about the shortage of sunshine here in Bellingham, Washington, in late autumn and winter, including myself — When Wednesday became Sun Day in Bellingham — the blame is usually placed on the prodigious rain and clouds we’re kinda known for. But, this only partly explains the sunshine deficit. … Continue reading Baby, It’s Dark Outside: Life Near The 49th Parallel
Having just moved after nearly 20 years in the same house, an effort that involved moving more cardboard boxes than I care to think about, cardboard boxes scavenged from recycle bins all up and down the alley between Railroad and Cornwall avenues downtown, cardboard boxes that I’m still, a week later, largely living out of, … Continue reading Eyecatchers: Now THAT’S Recycling!
If you are like me (aka, a proud leftist), the urge to catastrophize today is considerable. BTW, here’s a must-view Video Fridays bonus video: Samantha Bee and Masha Gessen getting right to the catastrophizing. LOL! And yet, I find the strength to resist catastrophic thinking in the following: Donald Trump is fond of boasting an … Continue reading Video Fridays – Inauguration Angst Edition: American Tune
So, there’s this guy Van Jones who has been saying a lot of good things, for a while, and this week he announced the start of a new campaign called the #LoveArmy, a new initiative of his Dream Corps organization. Sadly though, for quite some time, I have been VERY suspicious of how much ego … Continue reading Stuff We Don’t Need: Yet Another “Progressive” Vanity Organization