Rebuilding the past

prairie sunset

“Hey, did you hear about the brothel?” “The what?” “We found what we think might have been a brothel, upstairs from City Hall.” “That’s pretty cool.” “Do you want to see it?”

Rainy day

Maremma sheepdog

Hey, did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world? Cheesy, I know. I catch myself singing it to Bella all the time. Because she’s gorgeous.

The Rocklyn rabbit hole

barn in wheat field

Editor’s Note: The Rux homestead is on private property. The owner, whom you can learn more about in the comments section, has posted No Trespassing signs. Jerry is a great guy and more than willing to cooperate with photographers, provided they seek permission. I get lost in detail sometimes. When I got home from a […]

Five years later

priest lake idaho

Five equals six. My American and I celebrated five years together last weekend, and it marked my sixth trip to Hill’s Resort in Priest Lake, Idaho. Every New Year’s Eve, the Friends of Spokane Valley would head up to the cabin village about two hours north of year. Some friends have grown up, moved on […]

The love bridge of Spokane Valley

Coyote rocks spokane valley

Imitation is the most acceptable part of Worship. Three hundred years ago, Jeremy Collier and André Dacier wrote those words in a biography of Marcus Aurelius. More than 100 years later, Charles Caleb Colton penned the idiom that’s far more common: Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

Remembering Shep: A solemn escape

How do you make the best of the anniversary of the worst day of your life? Aug. 20 marked one year since Shep left us. I hadn’t been looking forward to the day, knowing I was the one who made the painful decision to end his life. I still struggle with that, even with the […]