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Bad Luck + Trouble

______________________________ What the critics are saying about Lee Kidd’s explosive new thriller: **** Four stars!****I was on the edge of my sofa for this one…would’ve given it five stars, but I know Cap gets super bus-sick, so that part seemed … Continue reading

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Sunset on Juneteenth, 2012

Such a day, then and now. For you all outside of the United States (hello, Denmark) you may not know that Juneteenth is June 19th, 1865—Emancipation Day, Freedom Day—commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Well now hang … Continue reading

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A Great Escape

Another inspiring Seattle-area WWII veteran has passed away today at 93 years of age. Former U.S. Army P-47 pilot and POW Donald E. Hillman was by all accounts an incredible individual with an equally incredible story. The Seattle Times reports … Continue reading

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The Tides of March

Well, no surprise here. It’s raining in Seattle. Or rather, it’s still raining in Seattle. Months of it now, can’t seem to stop. Lightning flashes punctuate Hank’s thoughts and the intermittent rumble of thunder keeps everything vaguely unsettled. Folks seem … Continue reading

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This is My Earth, My Country

The supposedly old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times” makes more and more sense the older Hank gets, even as a fictional phrase. He prefers “It’s better to be a dog in a peaceful time than be a … Continue reading

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Where Men Win Glory

Hey dogs, Hank here, the day after the Super Bowl. He’s been chewing on John Krakauer’s new book, Where Men Win Glory. He put off reading it for a while because it’s the life story of Pat Tillman, who was … Continue reading

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Good Dog, Zeb

What a great fellow. This little Aussie captured hearts all over Seattle, not merely for surviving rush hour on 520, but for inspiring folks to do the right thing, watching out for him and reporting sightings via social media. For … Continue reading

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Are you IN or OUT?

Aloha Friday, dogs. As you know, Hank tries to keep it light, and spread light, but lately there have been some serious things on his noggin’.  Starting locally, you probably know about the 100 or so Huskies killed by our … Continue reading

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