Icarus & the Family Vacation

Icarus & the Family Vacation

The author, right, with his brother Pete I just got off an airplane from a trip back east to visit family.  I’ve made this trip nearly every summer of my life, which pretty much defines it as a tradition. It’s a wonderful recurrence of love, connection and the rich...
A Post-Election Hangover

A Post-Election Hangover

As a kid, I clearly recall the feelings swirling around the day after an election.  My father had a penchant for fighting losing campaigns, which always made the day afterward — following months of rallies, doorbelling, and meetings —  feel empty and...
Halloween: The Climate Scare

Halloween: The Climate Scare

After extensive work canvassing for Washington’s Initiative 1631, the carbon reduction legislation that is now being voted upon, I have retreated to a tiny cabin in the islands to regroup and reconnoiter. It’s Halloween. Originally called Samhain, today is the ancient...