A Week in Seattle with Nick and Sam

Sher and I spent a week watching our grandsons, Sam (2) and Nick (1) while their parents jetted to San Diego and Las Vegas.

The Nananator and I had nothing in the tank when we returned home, but the slideshow that follows helps explain the positives.

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Inscription on a Human Canvas

Columbia River Reader, March 2008

There are things old people are supposed to avoid – Speedos, nose piercings, saggy pants. For the most part, I play by the rules. My recent tattoo is an exception.

You might be wondering why someone would be interested in getting his first tattoo at fifty-seven. As my uncle Ed used to say when he ran across a road grader or Czechoslovakian tractor he couldn’t pass up, “I always wanted one of those.” Continue reading Inscription on a Human Canvas