Friday, September 30, 2011

One down and nine to go

cops spraying pepper
in the eyes of the peaceful
first amendment fail
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Assaulting protesters is a fear tactic to punish them and serves as a warning to other protesters to give up or the will get more of the same.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Late Night Cynicism

people try so hard
to make the world a good place
is it all for naught?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's your frame?

define the "genre"
choose characters, point of view
and the story's yours

Sunday, July 17, 2011

our dear little stripe
passed from us embraced by love
comforted by friends

July 1995 - July 17, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Battle of the Interview

black polish on shoes
padfolio with new pen
ready to engage

Creative Crossover with Kerrie's 365 Project site

This time though my haiku came first.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Looking out...

winds brush the white caps
as they race across the sound
and thunder ashore

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dulcinea discovered...

mount caballero
the windmills await tilting
go find your Sancho

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hippies- bah!

growing in my house
evil alien seed pods
thanks Jaime Dyson

My wife's mind has been taken over by hippies...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A walk

the sun smiles through clouds
revealing whitecapped Sound waves
and gulls soaring high

Friday, March 18, 2011


what use is your wealth
if people starve and lack homes
and you do nothing?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Better Judgement

Rain pouring outside
Leaving work via Starbucks
Time for a refill

Monday, March 14, 2011

Four done...

winter quarter done
three more to go with a 'Change'
too early to stress?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

blue black silver red
streaking by oblivious
best to wait for 'Walk'

Monday, March 7, 2011


deep thoughts on culture
bouncing around in my skull
need processing time

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Freedom Pie

Wisconsin pizza;
union solidarity
from around the world

Ian's Pizza in Madison has been taking donations for pizza to be delivered to the protesters a the Wisconsin capital.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Beautiful Walk

sun reflects off Sound
dazzling all viewer's eyes
a glimpse of Summer

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wallowing (Part 2)

self-pity runs rampant
prophesies are self-fulfilling
unless ass is kicked

Friday, February 18, 2011


melancholy thoughts
focusing on negatives
feedback loop begun

Thursday, February 17, 2011


tired and depressed
working towards no defined goal
what is there to do

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Good Stuff

Editor hat donned
reviewing classmates op-eds
giving honest help

Monday, February 7, 2011

Driver vs Rider - Tic Tac Toe

when transit is starved
bus riders adrift become
car cholesterol

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Special Blue Light


blue beacon at night
hungry moth drawn to the light
of Spur Gastropub


Spur Gastropub

I pass this restaurant on the way home a couple of times a week and have never eaten there despite the awesome reviews. I guess I need to get out more.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Complex Snowdrift

cork pops, golden pour
flavors dance across your tongue
Cliffbreaks Blend from Snowdrift

We tried a new cider the other night. Cliffbreaks Blend by Snowdrift Cider Co in East Wenatchee, WA. We had bottle #430 of batch #209.

Creative Crossover with Kerrie's 365 Project Site

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Alas Poor Treehugger

values and profits
coexisting together
money made with heart

My wife and I used to own a company that made 100% Post Consumer Recycled Sketch Books and Notebooks called Tree Hugger Books. We closed it down a few years ago but I'm still proud of what we did to help promote recycled and sustainable art supplies.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Faith in Neighbors Restored

misdelivered bags
sent to the wrong apartment
returned to our door

Creative Crossover with Kerrie's 365 Project Site

Monday, January 31, 2011

Good Sammich

ham, swiss, sourdough
a dill pickle on the side
lunch time break at Ralph's

Ralph's Grocery and Deli on 4th and Lenora. A tiny grocery store with a great selection of sandwiches, hot food and soup for lunch.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cobalt Observer

a blue unicorn
alone in a field of gray
watches people pass

Creative Crossover with Kerrie's 365 Project Site


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Big Bang Shopping

shower curtain find
thumbs up for whimsical duckies
Sheldon would approve

Creative Crossover with Kerrie's 365 Project Site


Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28, 1986

seven challengers
rode thunder into the sky
never to return


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Helpful or Not?

editor hat donned
reviewing classmates op-eds
giving honest help

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Day So Far

fish tacos for lunch
now Uptown bound to study
with caffeine brain aide

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


sorting angrily
the same books for the fifth time
I give up. They win.

Monday, January 24, 2011


curled up on lap
eyes catching every move
the striped feline waits

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

No Auto Zone

a car free lifestyle,
Metro Transit and Zip Car
make it possible

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dodging the Law

walk or not to walk
glowing white to blinking red
do you see a cop?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Walking Day

home to library
then off to the studio
finish at Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist - best coffee place in Pioneer Square.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Short Walk Away

green Market veggies
fresh Washington grown goodness
tomorrow's dinner

I love living a five minute walk from Pike Place Market. I just wish all the tourists weren't between me and the great veggies.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Saga of the Green Felt Hat

green felt caught in wind
rolling along he wet walk
progress stopped by pane


green felt rolls back out
rescued and then staged
for owner to find


green felt blows along
captured by Samaritan
now caps the day's news


Photos by Kerrie Carbary see her 365 Project.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another Happy Hour

discount Mac and Jack's
three dollar mini pizzas
evening at Amber

Mac & Jack's African Amber - a great medium amber beer, tasty but not bitter.
Amber - located at 1st & Blanchard - good happy hour appetizers but a little trendier than my normal kind of place.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sick of Something...

trudging through the slush
uphill both ways to the bus
should have called in "sick"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Unclear Choice

stand in falling snow
or inhale second hand smoke
cough, cough, snow it is

Monday, January 10, 2011

Suprise Presentation

chicken chipotle
sandwich presented with flair
at Antioch shop

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Good Night

burgers, broccoli
side of scalloped potatoes
dinner by Kerrie

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Big Clips

nutjob with a gun
what inspired his target?
hateful rhetoric?

Representative Giffords of Arizona

Friday, January 7, 2011

Out the Window

the cars rumble past
traveling the viaduct
mellow urban sounds

Thursday, January 6, 2011


zombie and flower
lurk outside the coffee shop
confronting walkers

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hecho en Mexico

Coke from Mexico
made with sugar not 'syrup
just the right sweetness

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

In for It?

new congress starting
what does it old for s now
is it doom or gloom

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Pool Hazard

icy walk ahead
dog park dumped play pool water
'ware pedestrian

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Sunday

an afternoon walk
down along the Puget Sound
time spent with Kerrie

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Starting Again

type a million words
clear mental cholesterol
now begin to write