Category Archives: The Land of Was

Long ago, in a rest stop restaurant far, far away…a young clerk advised Hank that the food he was looking for was no longer sold and that Hank was, “Living in The Land of Was.”

The Land of Was…

How that echoes, still.

Hank’s Happy 15

It’s that time of year again—our wonderful Hank Williams, Sr. is now fifteen years old! That’s something like 93 in big-dog years and one more reason never to call him “Junior”. So what did Hank do on his extra-special day? First, he … Continue reading

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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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Dreamin’ Wild

Hank supposes it’s inevitable. Inevitable that as he ages and reflects, he’ll dream of returning to the Ponderosa pines and blue skies of his eastern Washington puphood.  And once he’s there, it’s likely he’ll take a good sniff around. Ah, the 1970s. Ah, feathered hair. Ah, wall-to-wall carpeting. Ah, creative … Continue reading

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Back at the Ranch

Such adventures! Hank & Cap have been tootling eastwards lately, meandering through semi-ghostly small towns and sunny fields in secret valleys and piney hills…homeward bound towards family and memories. Come along with the Boys as they wagon through this beautiful … Continue reading

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Things Hank Didn’t Score at the Thrift Store

______________________________ Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Usually. Voltaire (paraphrased)

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Old Steamer Trunk

What Hank found inside an old trunk recently: ________________________________ If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have … Continue reading

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Hank as a Young Swain

___________________________________ There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Dog Days

Hank’s going to do something special, just for you and just for August. He’ll post one short, sweet something each day—perhaps one photo or wee Hanku—because he loves summer almost as much as he loves you and he wants to … Continue reading

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Greenwood Car Show 2013

Wheeeee! It’s back. Hank’s best critter-watching day of the year. The day he strolls along Greenwood Avenue delightedly sampling the pavement smörgåsbord and spocking large men and their small dogs. …It’s the 21st Annual Greenwood Car Show! Today’s event—which raises a heck … Continue reading

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Off the Rez

Food hounds! Hank ventured Off the Rez again today for some sweet, sweet frybread and warm summer memories. Each Thursday from 11:00 am—2:00 pm the heavenly NDN food truck alights in front of EVO in Fremont. So if you can deal with it (sure did … Continue reading

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Cairn Fever 2: The Gift of the Haggi

The Twins’ recent stay with Uncle Hank inspired much merriment, a few drams to Burns and at least one or two recitations aloud. So far as we remember. The Haggi then promptly turned their attention to chickens, squirrels, crows, random … Continue reading

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