Once again, in the height of summer mountains shrink behind curtains of haze conjuring the familiar dread of winter’s opaque skies But it’s different, ominous the way the sky brims milk-white replacing the meticulous clear blue of Seattle summer sky Collectively we wonder, the air feeling thicker than usual, if this is our new normalContinue reading “WILDFIRE SKIES”


It is a wonder that my eyes may see the city from such varied perches, day to day: By bus: elevated so that I may gaze indulgently into wet, dirt-caked cavities of construction sites hidden when I am By bike: so that the flawed contours of road, frenzied traffic patterns spill soft city breath onContinue reading “PHILADELPHIA, NAKED.”


Come morning, we slid tippy kayaks into the Sound, Poulsbo-bound for breakfast Fearless oars separated families of jellyfish, we mean no harm, just passing through And geoducks – what strange creations, sand-fountains that could dance to Mozart Comfort of land, sun-drenched streets of shops, families, Norwegian oddities, pastries the size of frisbees.