We’d gone to a movie that Monday night – Scott Mitchell and I were at the Chalet Theater in Enumclaw. The Chalet has long been the ‘We-try-harder’ champion of small-town theaters. I hadn’t remembered what we saw until searching an archived copy of the Courier-Herald. “My Brilliant Career” was an early-century period piece detailing the […]
My senior year of college was as different as night and day. It wasn’t my original plan. By day, I inhabited the rarified air of life at a university where young men and women, often preening boys and girls, proffered great thoughts fueled by a steady diet of pot and booze. At night, I worked […]
The day he graduated from Kent High School, his mom took him to lunch. There she announced, “From now on, you’re on your own.” He spent that night in the basement of Mrs. Shaffer’s home, the mother of the man, Marie Bashaw would soon divorce. The next day, Calvin Frank Bashaw started a journey that […]
St. Patrick’s Day has always been special for me, though my heritage is Welsh. That day in 1978, I hitchhiked from France to Wales to visit a friend living near Haverfordwest. There’s no Irish blood in my veins, but surely on March 17, I had the luck of the Irish. Here’s the letter I wrote […]
It’s funny how a song can evoke memories of times long passed. I’ll never forget the song from July 1966, and where I first heard it. I was visiting a childhood friend, Tom Colvin who’d moved away after 4th grade. We were best friends during our elementary school years. On their last night in Enumclaw, […]
How Jim Hawk, the son of Pennsylvania Dutch and Italian ancestors created an everlasting legacy on south Lake Sawyer.
and how a 94-foot-long dam stabilized Lake Sawyer.
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