Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rdiscovers the American Northwest. Part 2

When I was in high school in the mid- to late 90’s, I’d occasionally visit Tacoma.  It wasn’t without some trepidation that adults agreed to chaperone whichever trip we were taking.  Local legend pegged it as a rough place that shared an airport with Seattle, a city with much better PR.  Even now, whenever I…

Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rediscovers the American Northwest.

There’s something indescribable about the Northwest.  I took the vastness of the place for granted when I was a kid: the great open spaces; the epic mountains; the beauty of the hills and rivers and lakes.  I go back to the Northwest because there is something incomprehensible about it, something intangible. I don’t live in…

A Scan Plan & Creating A Personal Digital Archive

I recently read a blog post that suggested a “scanning party” as a great excuse for people to get together and start creating a digital archive of old photographs, diaries, sketchbooks, artwork for them self.  I thought that was a pretty good idea.   I think to make it work you need to have both…

Visiting El Paso

Often while traveling the idea of a place, or what’s written in a book about it, is far different from the reality when you actually get there.  El Paso is not a place most people living in the North East probably spend a lot of time thinking about.  I certainly didn’t think twice about it…

The Perfect Post: Fact or Fiction?

Back when I started my first blog, in 2008, the “weblog” or blog, as it is more commonly known had already been around for at least a decade. Although in the early phases of the world wide web, websites and blogs were a lot less common and simpler in design, the idea of keeping and…

Georges Island & the Isle Arts Initiative

There are 34 islands and parks that make up the Boston Harbor Island National and State Park, which are in my humble opinion an under-appreciated and at times misunderstood local gem and part of our national legacy.   Growing up in the Boston area, I lucked out because I was able to visit the islands whenever I…