The Clever Railroad Engineer

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 | No Comments

Long before the days of cell phones a clever railroad engineer in my hometown of Auburn, Washington, devised a method to signal his wife that he was almost home. When his train had passed the old  Neely Mansion heading west on the Northern Pacific line he blasted two toots on the engine horn. His home […]

The Forgotten Sailors: A Veterans Day Story

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 | No Comments

On a narrow canal in a Midwestern city lies a memorial to men who fought for our freedom, and then their own survival, on a wide ocean. Last September while attending a writers conference in that city I opted to skip breakfast and take a run, so that I could process some advice I’d received […]

Romance in the Ring Tone

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 | No Comments

You can tell a lot about a person from their ring tone. My default ring tone “Who Let the Dogs Out” by the Baha Men is an indicator of my University of Washington Husky roots. But after our recent thrashings on the gridiron I might want to change it to, “Please Release Me (from my […]

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