The Shaw Invasion

Shaw is a careless dot in the middle of the San Juan Islands. On a map, it kind of looks like a cowboy boot with a broken spur. In my heart, it looks like my friends laughing behind an old cabin, drunk off of Jam Jar wine. In November 2010, on a day full of strange …

Self-Preservation

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."    ~ Diogenes

Jam Jar

The Jam Jar wine gets cleaned out of Shaw's only store when the "Lush You Crew" sets foot on the Island.   After our trip a week ago Saturday, I imagine there's another case en route to stock up for our next trip.   Adrienne suggested I forward this shot over to the makers of Jam Jar to …

Slow

Thankful, Day 2:  Rick.  A.k.a. Slow, Rickshaw, Rickles.  Rick, I am thankful for your persistent Monday night calls three years ago trying to convince me to eat one of your spaghetti dinners.  I enjoyed your signature moves on stage at the Upfront Theater while the performances lasted.  For some reason, my angst with life was displaced, …

Jess

As I’ve stated previously, 2010 has personally been a tough year.  Between learning how to study again and taking tests, a bad break-up, and discovering how much my property value dipped with the economy, I feel exhausted.  If that weren’t enough, the pre-election attack ads threatened my last nerve.  Following that political sepsis that poisoned …

Just for you, David

I took a trip out to Shaw Island on Saturday with some friends.   Few people seem to know that Shaw exists, which is good because without the touristy vibe and the traffic experienced other places in the San Juan Islands, it makes for a peaceful afternoon. These well fed birds hitchhiked over to Shaw with …