Monthly Archives: April 2011

Heloise and Bill

I got Heloise and Abelard as kittens. My lawyer daughter had taken in a feral cat, and though I offered to have it neutered she didn’t get to it in time. Thus, kittens. She kept one, a short-haired gray and … Continue reading

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I lived in California for almost a year. I was on a postdoc at USC in electron microscopy. It was a long time ago. I had completed my Ph.D. at the University of South Florida and I had driven across … Continue reading

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The show must go on

Pat and I hung the show on Thursday afternoon. We put the birds in a corner. Jerry made all the frames from alder wood from our own trees. It opened Friday night. On Saturday morning I could hardly get out … Continue reading

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Dinner on the Reservation

Monday night, when I went to dinner on the Lummi Reservation, what I saw was the legacy of my forefathers. The Lummi tribal leaders invited all Lummi Islanders to come across the water to a salmon dinner, in the hospitality … Continue reading

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