alaska: tracy arm fjord

Spot the whale! Wednesday morning, very early, we spent cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. Tracy Arm was created by the movement of Sawyer Glacier, and let me just say, unless you’re right on them, glaciers are weird. Unless you’re right on top of them, they look oddly like discolored styrofoam. Like, Carls, remember the stuff…

alaska: dog sledding

“Something else I’ve always wondered,” Kate pursued, “why is it that when Rick Swenson mushes into a blizzard to win the Iditarod he’s fearless and heroic, but when Libby Riddles does the same thing she’s reckless and foolhardy?” – Dana Stabenow, A Cold-Blooded Business The one thing Trav wanted to do on our trip –…

alaska: ketchikan

Ketchikan, our first stop, is and has always been primarily a salmon town. But it’s a salmon town with a lot of nature. Our excursion here took us to the Alaska Rainforest Gardens (did you know Alaska has a rainforest? Second largest in the world, after the Amazon – the Tongass National Forest touched all…

seattle: seattle aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium was absolutely phenomenal – one of the best I’ve ever been in, and I’m an aquarium connoisseur, and just so totally different from East Coast aquariums, which was a breath of fresh air. It’s much larger than it seems from the outside, beautifully designed and flowing well, and full of things I’d…

seattle: chihuly glass garden

The Chihuly Glass Garden was so stunningly lovely, so powerful, that I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cry or explode in a million pieces. Maybe both.

life list: baltimore orioles @ seattle mariners

4. Visit every MLB stadium. The Orioles are bad. The Mariners are bad. We saw two former first rounders pitch for two last place teams. Safeco Field is gorgeous. Seattle hot dogs are weird. Kyle Seager is still and always and belovedly a dope, and he hit a home run. We now own a Lou…

book review: what i learned in a thousand towns (dar williams)

Right, so. I have a blog. I also have a therapist. She’s new. I’ll call her LS, because that’s her name. It has been a rough mental health year for me because besides, you know, a fucking disgusting racist xenophobic sexual assuaulter being elected President, both my longtime prescriber and therapist BOTH retired. The last…