Category Archives: Photographs

Rest in Peace, Hana Williams

I want to take a few minutes to remember Hana today. On May 12th, 2011 — one year ago — 13-year-old Hana Grace-Rose Williams was found dead in her yard, with the coroner concluding she died of hypothermia in the … Continue reading

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Flowers and Trees, Green Lake, Seattle

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Last Sunday started out bleak and grey, but the afternoon was nice and sunny. I got some pictures of some hyacinths in our front yard, and of some lovely trees near Green Lake. Hope you like ’em pix!

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Carolina Chocolate Drops – Great Musical ZooTunes evening

Last week K and I got to hear a Grammy winning group, Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old time string band from North Carolina.  This band started as a three-member band, with Rhiannon Giddens (banjo, vocals, fiddle, kazoo), Dom Flemons (banjo, guitar, … Continue reading

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Friends, Fun and Frolic at Seattle’s Folklife Festival

Last Sunday, K and I went to the Northwest Folklife Festival, and had a lovely time. We started with a shape-note singing group.  What are shape-notes, you ask? We turn to good ole’ Wikipedia, and learn that “Shape notes are a music … Continue reading

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Bradley Manning being moved from Quantico to Fort Leavenworth

Pfc Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking Government secrets, is being moved from the Marine Corps brig at Quantico to an Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, perhaps as early as Wednesday April 20th.  For details, see for instance the … Continue reading

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What happened 150 years ago at Fort Sumter, South Carolina?

The very first shots of the American Civil War were fired 150 years ago – April 12th, 1861, at Fort Sumter, which is very close to Charleston. Union troops occupied this island fort after South Carolina seceded in December 1960. Confederate soldiers … Continue reading

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Seattle at Night, April 2011

I have some blogs posts waiting to be put into words, but am busy  getting the next issue of the SIGIR Forum ready.  Meanwhile here are a few pictures I took yesterday, at ISO 3200, no processing. I like the ripples of light on … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms, University of Washington, Seattle

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Dan Savage & Terry Miller: “It Gets Better”

Late last year, after several suicides of LGBT youth who’d been bullied because of their sexual orientation, Seattle’s Dan Savage (from the Stranger) and his husband Terry Miller posted a video on YouTube to reach out to LGBT youth to tell … Continue reading

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Sunny Saturday in Seattle

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