Driving across Idaho and Utah

Driving across Idaho and Utah is fascinating. I’ve long been drawn to the desert, ever since I stood in Morocco and saw the Sahara. The feeling was similar to the awe I feel whenever I see the ocean. One of my favorite bands, the Taureg band Tinariwen, is from the desert, and many of the…

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Steely Dan

  Kumiko and I are not, of course, against nature. But we do listen to a lot of Steely Dan. For me, their ‘Two Against Nature’ and the follow-up ‘Everything Must Go’ bring back memories of road trips around Oahu with our two boys, then elementary school-aged. ‘Everything Must Go’ came out in 2003, the…

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Aberdeen Library (WA)-the stomping grounds of Nirvana

Our office today is Aberdeen Library!! I’m very lucky to have someone in the passenger’s seat whose music tastes overlap mine to an amazing extent. If not, road trips would be a kind of hell. Today’s office is in Aberdeen, Washington, once the stomping grounds of Nirvana’s Curt Kobain. Kumiko and I are the ones…

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Outdoor office1 (Carnation, WA)

  Today,  our office is…. Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground in King County, Washington We love this place, not too far from my home  but the setting of it makes us feel like we are in the wilderness. We can camp of course here( because it is ” Campgound”), but it is good and quiet…

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