Growing up in the more rural side of the Pacific Northwest to a family who appreciated the great outdoors, I had a childhood where “the woods” were nothing more than an extension of what I saw as home. In the PNW, we have two ways … Continue readingLe geay brun de Canada; or the Mountain’s Twitter
With just 16 minutes to go before touch down, suddenly, on 1 February 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded in the skies above Texas during reentry; killing onboard all seven NASA astronauts instantly. Onboard was 43 year old payload commander, and the mission specialist in charge of science experiments, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Anderson of Spokane Washington… … Continue readingFallen PNW Astronaut Hero
I have had several friends who have had their battles with cancer. Colleagues who have felt the loss of a loved one from suicide, because of hidden mental health issues. Their stories lead me last year to join “the gentry,” of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, … Continue readingDGR 2018: Rejoining the Gentry in Vancouver BC.
No summer in the PNW is complete without a good day of hiking. To many hikers, myself included, one of my favorite spots is Winchester Mountain and its lookout station at its top in the Mount Baker Wilderness. To start, take Mount Baker Highway (SR542) … Continue readingTraversing the Ridge of Winchester
As with any watch-geek, once your friends know you are ‘into watches,’ you become the defacto go-to person for watch advise. More recently in talking to friends, I’ve found that new dads find themselves coming into watches as they hope to have an heirloom to … Continue readingA Watch on Daddy-Duty
Peacocks; you gotta hand it to them: They are the original masters of flaunting and attention grabbing. Known for their eye catching plumage adorned in iridescent emerald green and sapphire blue eyespot (sometimes ocellus), these ocellus laden plumes are used for “communication and courtship” which … Continue reading“Fan Dancer”