Old Man Fishkin and His Grandfather

18th Jul, 2011

Rand’s birthday was the Sunday before last, and it passed in our home with nary a cupcake to celebrate. It came, it went, and there was not a crumb of…

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The Week: July 15, 2011

15th Jul, 2011

Things have been a bit “off” for me today. I just spent several long minutes trying to figure out what was wrong with my website and then I realized I…

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Dale Chihuly’s “Through The...

14th Jul, 2011

(Painting by my amazingly talented friend, Seattle artist Mike Curato.) Dale Chihuly and I have a checkered past. I may have, at some point in days gone by, said a…

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WTF Weds: Seattle Summer Weather

13th Jul, 2011

Seattle, I love ¬†you. You know this. I will always love you, in spite of everything. You insist on charging me for street parking until 8pm? I deal with it.…

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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:...

(Yesterday I told the tale of how I visited the Statue of Liberty. This post continues where that one left off, as I made my way from Liberty Island to…

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The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island:...

12th Jul, 2011

(Note: Due to length, I’ve split up my coverage of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island into two posts. Part 1 covers the Statue of Liberty, and Part 2…

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Outside London: The Black Swan...

11th Jul, 2011

  I have something very important to tell you with regards to travel. It has absolutely nothing to do with what you should pack or where you should go. I…

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The Week: July 8, 2011

8th Jul, 2011

It’s Friday, and the sun is finally, mercifully, smiling on my rainy little burg. So forgive me if this week’s round-up lacks a proper intro. I’m distracted by all the…

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The Horror of Hotel Bathroom Magnifying...

7th Jul, 2011

    I have a brilliant idea for a horror movie. It would begin like this: A couple – a young man and woman – enter a hotel room. For…

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