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Nightline

Seattle City Lights

Last night, I found myself in West Seattle, where I took the following photographs.

Seattle City Lights

Seattle City Lights

Seattle City Lights

Seattle City Lights

Seattle City Lights

Seattle City Lights

Queen Anne Lights

Downtown Seattle and Ferry Lights

Seattle City Lights

In order to take them, I sat in the freezing cold for 3 hours, waiting for the rain to stop, at which point I had a 5 minute window to fire off as many shots as I could. As soon as I got the last frame, the rain

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The Fabulous Thunderbird

The Thunderbird Motel

The Thunderbird Motel

On Aurora Avenue, at 43rd Street, just north of the cut, lies Seattle’s most opulent accomodations … the Thunderbird Motel.

In 2010, the Seattle Police Department declared the Thunderbird a “nuisance property”, and shortly thereafter, it was foreclosed upon. In the fall of 2012, this fine property will be demolished to make way for 71 affordable housing units run by Catholic Community Services. That’s right, boys and girls, you still have seven more months to go over and soak in the beauty that is the foreclosed Thunderbird.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but

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New Photos: Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Taken January 30, 2012 at 10:34am

New Photo: Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Half Moon Fever

Space Needle and the Moon

As I was making my way through the streets of South Lake Union this evening, I looked up to find a half moon, crescent moon, or whatever it’s called … moving slowly past the Space Needle. I took a couple of photographs, then just stood and watched until it disappeared behind the observation deck.

Sometimes, a brief moment of zen is all it takes to attenuate the hostility of modern civilization.

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Corduroy

Corduroy Video Screenshot

I made a short video tonight.

I call it Corduroy.

No particular reason.

Rest in Peace, “Chris”

Seattle Skyline

For a few months in 2011, I had a regular customer named Chris.

Chris was an interesting guy, an unusual guy, and a sometimes pathetic guy. A veteran of the first Iraq war, Chris reminded me of that character on The Simpsons. You know the one, the surly Army Surplus store owner with a missing arm. Chris had all of his limbs, but in all other respects, they were the same. Hell, they even looked eerily alike.

As a veteran, Chris drew some money from the military. It was a small amount of money, but it was enough

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Confessions of a Newfound SOPA-Supporter

Google - SOPA

As I sat here three days ago and watched anti-SOPA protests proliferate across the Internet, a nagging thought kept running through my head.

“How”, I wondered, “is any of this hurting big media?”

I mean, let’s say that, because of these online protests, SOPA and PIPA are both defeated. It’s plausible. After all, people are riled up, and congress is getting the message loud and clear, right?

So, let’s say that both of these bills are spiked and are taken off the table.

Now, does anyone believe for a minute that this will be the end of it? Does anyone

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NBC Universal’s Piracy Reconsidered

Seattle Rex and The Weather Channel Cartoon

Seattle Rex and The Weather Channel Cartoon

Well, my acquiescence to my powerlessness over the Weather Channel has drawn a rousing chorus of “Booo!”s amongst my own small circle of morons. I’ve been called everything from a pussy, to an enabler, to an enabling pussy, to a … well, really those are the only two things I’ve been called, but they hurt.

Of course, I am, if nothing else, a slave to peer pressure. Not enough of a slave to get a nose ring, a tongue ring, skinny jeans, neon sunglasses, a fixed-gear bike, an ironic beard, or an

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New Photo: 520

The 520

The 520