Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Restless Soul

Seattle, as a young city on the farthest edge of America, was built by and for a large immigrant population (though the argument could be made that with the exception of indigenous peoples, all early Northwesterners were immigrants).  These immigrants came … Continue reading

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A Change of Season

August is buried, September a memory, October about to disappear into a pile of mouldering leaves and mushy pumpkins.  Usually, as the golden light of August dims and the long shadows of summer disappear into Autumn’s wet and dark, a mild melancholy … Continue reading

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Honey, I’m home!

We had thought at one point to make our offer on the ‘new’ house without inspection contingency.  We knew there were others interested in it, and felt that if we just took it ‘as is,’ it might differentiate our offer … Continue reading

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October, year over year…over year

All photos on the left taken by the Mitigation Planner, October 5, 2010.  Center photos taken by me October 8, 2011.  Photos on the right taken by me October 7, 2012.

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This haunted house

We no longer live in our house.  Oh, we sleep there; sometimes eat there;  but we are ghosts, the phantom traces of a family.  Selling a house is to exist in a nether world, neither here nor there, your thoughts … Continue reading

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Replacement, Addition, Enhancement, Again

In my experience, the adaptive response of most common nursery plants, when excessively pruned, is to die.   In a previous life, my wife worked for a decade or so in the wholesale floral industry.  When she expressed an interest in … Continue reading

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