Category Archives: Food and drink

Roadmap of the American Dream

The lights of Cambridge shift and sparkle behind raindrops on Edwardo’s window as his “American Dream” unfolds like a road map in front of me. Continue reading

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Photographing what you can’t see

I recently got the assignment to photograph a story titled Carcinogens on Tap. The story is about the things in our tap water that might be causing cancer, and those things are measured in parts per billion. That’s a difficult … Continue reading

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Scenes from a surprise party

I’m departing from my usual topic today. You see I just started a new job. It feels good, but it’s also overwhelming. In fact, it feels like the thrilling 1996 launch days of msnbc.com. We’re literally building a newsroom and … Continue reading

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Transitioning is harder than expected

I had dinner with a fellow Seattle-area Concours rider and his family tonight. It was good to talk with him and his spouse about the good and bad points of our motorcycles. We appear to have similar riding experiences. We … Continue reading

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Crazy for the moon over Crescent City

“Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely. I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue.” ~ Willie Nelson Stopping in Crescent City has been part of the deal from the very beginning of planning The Ride. This is where Robert Pirsig … Continue reading

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Bodega Bay State Park to Crescent City, Calif. – Garth Brooks and a Power Ranger to the rescue

“Cause I got friends in low places where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away, but I’ll be okay. Now I’m not big on social graces, think I’ll slip on down to the oasis. Oh I got … Continue reading

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The comfort of a stranger in Half Moon Bay

Mike is the kind of friendly guy who just assumes people in the bar want to talk to him, and he’s right. His opening line grabbed my attention. “All my wives have been bipolar,” he says with a weary-eyed sadness. … Continue reading

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