UBU ROI: an absurdist rumpus salve for modern times

  (Left to Right) Dogpile played by Ben Williamson, Financiers played by Karianne Nelson and Sam Johnson, and (top) Mere Ubu played by Chris Coombs behold their new King Ubu, played by Keefe Healy There is a theory that says we elect political leaders, or at the very least [...]

February 22, 2017

Watt’s up doc: The Missingmen come to B’Ham’s Wild Buffalo

Let me clear: I dislike journalism that is written from a first-person perspective. I guess it’s because of the false dichotomy that says if you are a reporter, then you are supposed to be providing objective facts. The reporter shouldn’t include anything that reveals [...]

February 17, 2017

Foodie Haven – Five Delicious Reasons to Visit Anacortes

It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve been to Anacortes. Decades ago, I had extended family who lived on Orcas Island. I often made the trek to Anacortes to catch the ferry for weekend adventures with cousins, and just immerse myself in island life. It was blissful: simple [...]

April 25, 2014

Rumba Northwest

At first I tried to settle my nerves by talking with the others in the room. Not much help there, as they were ‘newbies’ too, so we shared our nerves, crossed our arms, and leaned against the wall to wait. We had showed up early enough to watch Café Rumba, a Peruvian Deli [...]

April 25, 2014

Conway Muse – Servin’ The Blues

Early Jazz fanatics Al Capone and Owney Madden would probably agree that sometimes the place to see live music, isn’t always on the map. This was definitely the case on my assignment, as I tried to find a once upon a time Scandinavian dairy barn in Conway, WA. Since 2004 this [...]

April 18, 2014