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Paul John Ballard's stunning work at bgallery



Born in London, 1960. After a short spell in the army, Paul studied for a City and Guilds in electrical engineering, then spent 12 years in the construction industry. 67 more words

Labor Day Issue

Happy near end of summer, blogsters. You no doubt have heard that it’s been a record-breaking season for wildfires here in Washington State. Precious lives have been lost, including those of three young firefighters who’ve received national attention for their bravery in the line of duty. 1,030 more words

Crikey, Mate!

By now I’m sure you’ve determined I’m something of an IPA freak. It’s only the bad ones I’ve met that I don’t like. The same can be said for sandwiches like, oh I don’t know… French dips, club sandwiches, Reubens, maybe. 615 more words

Craft Beer

A few favorites: Seattle parks

December 2014…Phillip and I pack up our Wallingford apartment and bid Washington goodbye, heading south to the San Francisco Bay Area. A homecoming six years in the making, I now find myself a born-again Californian, re-learning my way around town and pining for the Pacific Northwest (pun intended). 1,154 more words


Grace Jones and the empty "intellectualism" of Pitchfork contributors

An otherwise entertaining article on queer identity and Grace Jones spoiled by the interjections of various brats at the bottom. In particular, the string of empty signifiers that make up Eric Shorey’s take on Jones’s version of… 119 more words

Hilliard's Beer - Seattle

On a recent trip to Seattle I set out to check out a few breweries located outside of the Downtown Core.  I decided on the Ballard neighborhood as there was a high concentration of breweries and one brewery in particular that I have been enjoying locally in Vancouver for a while.  291 more words

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Ballard Sunday Market

As a writer, I’m always trying to avoid clichés, so naturally that applies to my photography, too. That thought was on my mind when I visited the Ballard Sunday Market near my home in Seattle. 227 more words