Category Archives: Seattle

Return to Lost Falls

The picture doesn’t give the full sense of how awesome these falls are. To try to get a sense of scale, notice my foot hanging off the precipice so I could get the shot. Continue reading

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The Ghost Trees published–again

I got the inspiration for this story while hiking in the North Cascade National Park, when I was struck by the ghostly quality of the face chopped on this stump by a woodsman’s ax. Continue reading

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The Art of Being Makah

Nytom, Makah artist. This guy could go to New York and sing opera while displaying his carvings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Lost Waterfall

I caught a glimpse of these falls 37 years ago while bushwhacking alone through rugged backcountry, and caught that glimpse at great peril to my life. Continue reading

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Leaving home

I haven’t sold my West Seattle home yet but I’m already nostalgic for it. Continue reading

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Writings from the Northwest Corner

The Neah Virus arises seemingly out of nowhere. In contrast to the smallpox epidemics of the 1850s, it kills outsiders but leaves Makah Indians untouched. Hmmm. How could that be? Better ask the old shaman, Gordon Steel. He seems to know more than he is saying. Or better yet, ask Raven, the trickster spirit. Continue reading

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The FLAG versus the norovirus

It’s a unique feeling to read about a virus from which you yourself are suffering, and learn that a weapon you invented is being used to combat it. Continue reading

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Praise for Fat Kid Rules The World

Matthew Lillard, best known as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo movies, has made his directorial debut with a thoughtful and touching tale of misfit teens, Fat Kid Rules The World. My recommendation? See it. Better yet, help fund it. Continue reading

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Blood Tide — Published!

“Blood Tide” is one of my Peyton McKean mysteries and one I’m very proud of. It gives plenty of play to the ingenious brain workings of Dr. Peyton McKean, the Seattle biotechnology researcher and super sleuth whom I like to bill as “The greatest mind since Sherlock Holmes.” Continue reading

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The Ghost Trees — Published!

I’m delighted to have my story appear in the same book as some very well respected, award winning, and best-selling mystery authors. Continue reading

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