One scene, two visions

It’s a boy!

angela bella

This has been a long time coming, right? It feels like forever since I broke the news that we’d sent the Great Escape off to retire with her new, and probably final, owner. Some days, I miss the little rattle in the front end when I hit that rough section of the I-90 (you know the […]

A long, tough goodbye

spokane sunset

I don’t normally become attached to “things.” Things are disposable. They’re replaceable. They don’t hold your memories; your heart, your head and your blog preserve those special moments. For a long time then, “things” were easy to toss out. Until recently.

Back to schools

Slusser Road Douglas County

Nothing lasted very long in Lamoine … or Arup. Unless you want to talk about the schoolhouse. It’s still standing after 100 years. Long after Arup was platted. Long after Arup became Lamoine. And long after Lamoine became deserted when the railroad took a pass on the little town. Lamoine was an “excellent trading point […]

A housebound escape

palouse lupines

This doesn’t have anything to do with reading. Even though reading is the best escape I can take without leaving the house. No, this is about losing myself on my laptop in a way that doesn’t involve writing. I’ve been learning how to use Photoshop, trying to get better at this art called photography. Back […]

Guardian of the Columbia

abandoned church

It distracted me from my ultimate mission — an afternoon with Maremma sheepdogs. I was driving south on a rural road on the Colville Reservation and spied it out of the corner of my eye. Of course, my new friend Kaila warned me about it. She said “there’s a beautiful abandoned church near our homestead.” […]