A Northwest Christmas

We don’t get snow Not for Christmas, not for New Year’s. It’s a guest we fail to invite Though we grow the proper trees To such proportions They dwarf the tallest houses, Hiding shopping malls and skyscrapers from sight.   We don’t lure snow with chill temperatures or beguile it with brisk breezes. The welcome … Continue reading A Northwest Christmas

Early and Often: Why I Still Vote

Today is Election Day in the United States, and yet today, many people will not vote. They may have been discouraged by the perceived lack of influence behind their vote in the past; like some of the recent voters in Scotland, what they wanted differed from what happened, their voice drowned out in a chorus … Continue reading Early and Often: Why I Still Vote