Highlights

The Crossing Guide presents Eugene Chadbourne June 15 and 16

Picture this: A guy is standing in front of a room full of relatively unenthused university students. It’s lunch time. He starts strumming on his guitar. Plays a Johnny Cash song, a Johnny Paycheck song, then deciding, after reading the crowd, that maybe a Beatles or Jimi [...]

June 10, 2017

Donating to Cancer research doesn’t lead to a cure, says survivor

A friend recently posted on Facebook encouraging one and all to donate to yet another in a slew of fundraisers, set up by the Canadian Cancer Society, and in which his son was participating. I graciously declined, citing my reasons for doing so, and the discourse that followed [...]

May 28, 2017

BAMF kicks off season at B’Ham Oasis: Lookout Arts Quarry

The Lookout Arts Quarry, located on a 61-acre site previously operated as an industrial rock quarry 12 miles south of Bellingham, WA was launched by a group of artists who took collective ownership of it in 2007 and have been establishing the land as an arts center ever since. [...]

May 4, 2017

Chuck Berry: Long Live the King

The King of Rock & Roll is dead at 90. He wasn’t even MEGA till he was near 30. He is probably the most underrated lyricist, and he is simply the KING because there simply would be no GUITAR ROCK without him. He was the architect. Elvis pretending to play guitar. Fats, [...]

March 20, 2017

Edison’s elbow makes for a unique stop in Skagit Valley

I recall first encountering the village of Edison, Washington by accident, after taking an alternate route to Bellingham, Washington one sunny afternoon. I was driving with my family from Anacortes and my wife started telling me how much she loved this little place, but that she [...]

March 2, 2017

Horses, Hikes and Cascade Sherpas

When The Crossing Guide editor called me up and said, “I have an assignment for you with Cascade Sherpas. Are you into it?” it didn’t take long to respond. As a lover of all things camping, hiking into Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and having my gear trekked up by [...]

November 13, 2015

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