Midnight Sun Marathon-Anchorage

Midnight Sun Marathon-Anchorage

  I had always wanted to run a marathon. One evening I attended a fundraising meeting for the Leukemia Society of America which gathers volunteers to raise $3000 each in donations and trains runners to make it to the finish of a marathon. I signed up and with six months before the actual run was [...]

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The Crash

The Crash

(Story contains graphic description)    It had been a long day of driving from Nebraska through the lower half of Wyoming where the lanes of freeway snake forward for hours of monotonous driving. The horizon barely changes after a full day of driving. I needed a break and pulled into a rest area to change drivers. [...]

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The Art Studio

The Art Studio

  After graduating from the University of Washington’s art program I rented a studio in downtown Seattle. The loft was divided into individual work spaces on the top floor of the old Shorey’s Bookstore on First and Union streets not far from the Pikes Place Market. I paid $80. a month rent and had four [...]

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The B Hill Run-Bisbee, Arizona

The B Hill Run-Bisbee, Arizona

I had recently returned from a mountaineering expedition to Alaska and was in the best physical shape of my life. We were visiting family in Bisbee, Arizona during the fourth of July and part of this small town’s celebration is the B Hill Run. Towering above the main town square is a loose dry hill [...]

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Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound

Karma Waggles Hood died yesterday at the age of 14 and 1/2 years. We bought him from a breeder on Bainbridge Island and he picked us. We had driven over to look at litter of pups and decide if we indeed wanted a dog. The house was filled with 6 month old Italian Greyhounds and [...]

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