Category Archives: Seattle

Rainier Erupts! —Today!

Imagine being in Seattle or Tacoma as Rainier explodes with the power of a hundred atom bombs. Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy day

As I stood on a slippery tide-wetted log to get a good shot, huge ocean surges did their best to sweep me down among the logs and crush me. Continue reading

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The Islands of Seattle

I intend to keep visiting Alki Beach while I still can. I guess that means I’ll need a new pair of wading boots. Better make them hip-waders. Continue reading

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I’d like to thank…

I thanked the faculty, past and present, for their dedication to seeing each student live up to his or her full potential. Continue reading

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My Alma Mater Likes Me

When I browsed the resumes of other folks on that Wall of Fame, it was an exercise in feeling humble. Continue reading

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The Neah Virus – Published!

The Neah Virus tells of a deadly new virus that arises on the Makah Indian Reservation, killing non-Native Americans but leaving Makahs untouched. Continue reading

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Salmon Homecoming, Seattle

If you have never experienced the pageantry, pomp, and celebration of a Native American pow wow, maybe you should join me today on Seattle’s waterfront. It’s always quite a show. Continue reading

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Northwest Native Canoe Culture

Every year, dozens of tribes around the Northwest launch canoes carrying canoe families participating in an annual Canoe Journey, all converging on one or another of the region’s coastal villages for a festive gathering of song, dance, feasting, and camping. Continue reading

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Hangin’ with the Thomas & Mercer crowd

Maybe there’s something particularly good about the deals Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint is handing out to mystery and thriller writers. Continue reading

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Mystery Writers University

The Mystery Writers of America, of which I am a card-carrying member, are convening a thing they call MWA University today at the W Hotel in Seattle. I’ll be there at 8 AM, coffeed up and ready to learn from the masters and mistresses of the art. Continue reading

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