Saturday, September 28, 2013

Carrot blasters

Our biggest homegrown carrot yet.

Turns out it works well as a blaster, too.

Green enchilada sauce with Maine tomatillos.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Back West--Part II

I finally uploaded the photos from our Bulger reunion on the Oregon Coast at Manzanita. We had a fabulous time!
Home sweet home.
Outside the Portland (OR) zoo.

The zoo had a great Cascades exhibit.

...and bird show. This fellow is missing his other eye and has an injured wing, but can still fly.

Sand castle sand was fabulous. We got down to business immediately.

The one and only Bri.

Note our tunnel.

We (or rather, Ma and Pa) gave our kite a good run for its money--same kite from my childhood. Not quite enough wind that day, however.

At Hug Point--a beautiful walk and tide pools at low tide.

Cousin/Aunt Mego

Kelp lasso. Reid has clearly grown up with an older brother.

Bri, just beyond Hug Point.

Dad in some great caves at Hug Point.

Playing with Connor (cousins, aunts and uncles are the best)!

Aunt Anna and a wind funnel

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Raksha Bandhan

We celebrated our own version of Raksha Bandhan this year. It's a holiday celebrated in India and other parts of the world, marking the bond of protection between siblings. Sibs–usually sisters, but in our case brothers–give brothers rakhi or sacred threads.

Bri and Sarah, we made rakhi for you. The miracle will be if we get them in the mail.

Mud Pond

Friday, September 13, 2013


My beloved hometown of Spokane recently lost a talented, generous soul, Isamu Jordan. Som preceded me at the Spokesman Review as the staff teen reporter--we overlapped for a semester and then I took over his desk (no small feat) when he went off to WSU. This was his teen head shot:
In addition to being a great writer, Som was also a talented musician and a leader in the Spokane music scene. Here's his Spokanthem:

You are remembered by many, Som.