Adventures, Photography

Neah Bay – Contiguous Corners, the 4th of July, and Surfing

July 7, 2016
Neah Bay 4th of July Weekend camping and surfing

Summer technically starts June 21st (June 20th for leap years), but there is apparently an unwritten rule in Seattle that the actual warm sunny weather of Summer start on or after July 4th. I consulted my confirmation bias and it tells me that the rule is accurate. The thing about rules though, is that I, along with cool uncles and CEO’s trying to save money by taking a second look at human-rights abuse laws, think they were only made in the first place to be broken. We decided to try and break the “Sunny 4th” rule this year and make … Continue Reading

Photography

Black & White Film

July 5, 2016
Tunnel Adventures in Washington State

I’ve never shot with black and white film. Even now, I still technically haven’t. The photos attached were supposed to be color, but I left the roll in my backpack in the sun for way too long and, as a result, the end product was a purple mess. I don’t ever add post touches to film, because I figure you get what you get, but I did make an exception with this role, switching them to black & white. It was the only way I could tell what was going on. I kind of like the results though and might … Continue Reading

Photography, Seattle

Seattle Weekends – Pride, Food, and Beaches

June 30, 2016
Blue and Yellow Seattle Sunset Over I-5

Pride Weekend has always and will always mean something different for me than it does for most people who participate every year. As a straight white guy I have zero claim to any part of the yearly festivities and I’m one hundred percent alright with that. The mark Pride left on me isn’t a celebration of who I am, but what a city can be.  I first visited Seattle (sans family) the summer after graduating college on Pride weekend. I was visiting from Idaho, and my two friends generously let me stay on their floor (not for the last time). … Continue Reading

Photography, Seattle

Becca Fuhrman Wheatpaste Mural

June 27, 2016

Last Weekend I was present as my girlfriend helped our friend Becca put up a wheatpaste mural at The Woods on the top floor of Grimms in Capitol Hill. Although technically there to help, I spent most of my time baton twirling rollers, stepping in / tracking glue around the bar, and taking pictures of them work.

I’ve attached a few of those pictures below, but with angles being what they are and the huge size of the mural (two full walls), I wasn’t able to capture it all in a single picture. I recommend going to give it a … Continue Reading

Books, Writing

The Books I’ve Finished: January – June 2016

June 24, 2016
Books Read From January - June 2016

The last four years I’ve made a personal goal to finish an average of a book a week (52 books a year). I’ve accomplished that goal, if only just barely, every year, nearly doubling that number in 2015. I decided to not set a goal for 2016 and just finish books at whatever pace I finish them. I have several Neal Stephenson and Doris Kearns Goodwin books on my shelf that I want to read, so not putting a time constraint on myself seemed like a good idea.

Well, five months into the year with no target and I’ve already … Continue Reading

Adventures, Photography

Little Si – Mist & Rain Hike

June 23, 2016
Dog Walking in the Cascade Mountains

Little Si is almost too easy to get to from Seattle, which is why I’ve previously avoided it. Friends who’ve hiked the tiny mountain tell me it’s always packed with people streaming up and down in a constant flow. I’m surrounded by people every day in the city, and experiencing the same thing in the wilderness has never sounded super appealing to me.

However, the other day a perfect trio of circumstances arrived, rain, canceled plans, and laziness, which finally encouraged us to check out the nearby hike. I’m not going to give a play-by-play, because who honestly cares, but … Continue Reading