April 14


Benny with the Chickenpox, Big Pine, Madison County, NC 1983. 

I've published this photograph before on this blog, but it remains my favorite image of the ol' boy. Hanging in our bedroom. Yipes.

April 14, 1865 - certainly among the most horrific days in our nation's history - the day our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated. I have often wondered how different, i.e. better, our country might be had he lived out his second term.

April 14, 1980 - one of the best days in my life - the day my son, Benjamin Robert, was born. Child #1. 35 years old now and I like the man he has become. 


On the Northwest Trail #2


Architectural and Food Elements in Portland and Beyond.

Downtown Portland, Oregon, 2014. Sometimes photographs just appear, magically, while walking, you look up  and there it is, gone with the next step. I love it when this happens. Pay attention, I think.


From Child #1's Kitchen Window, Portland, Oregon, 2014. It's a culture of food and drink and we were fully engaged. 


Olympic Provisions, Portland, Oregon, 2014. Incredible homemade salamis, a wonderful lunch, and a sign I would like at the bottom of my driveway.


Neah Bay, Washington, 2014. More creative signage and even better fish. For breakfast, with eggs, toast and jelly, perhaps a tater, hard to beat in my mind.