Month: October 2017

Halloween Fiction – Girl in the Woods

It’s the absolute best time of year. Halloween! This is the time of year when scary stories flood from every fount and bring me happiness. In celebration of this joyful time I’m adding my own entry to the fount of internet scary stories. It was supposed to be flash fiction (meaning 1000 words or less), but I don’t know if… Read more →

Joe’s Photo of the Week – Murderous Glee

It’s my favorite time of year: Halloween! And in honor of this stupendous holiday this week’s Photo of the Week is an older shot of mine called: Murderous Glee I figured that this image was appropriate given the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It in theaters. (I still need to go see that) Read more →

Strange Folklore – The Barometz

When I think of plantish animals I think of things like the stick bug, or maybe insects that look like leaves. When I think of animalish plants I think of the Venus fly trap or the pitcher plant. But only a couple centuries ago there were documents detailing the strange characteristics of something that is both animal and plant. The… Read more →

Joe’s Photo of the Week – Samish Overlook South

This week’s photo is from a spot fairly close to Bham. If you drive south on I-5 about 15 minutes than head west you’ll find the Samish Overlook. From here you can hike on up to the popular Oysterdome viewpoint, which I’ve yet to do. But the view from the parking area is amazing. This photo is the view looking… Read more →

Hiking the Heliotrope Ridge Trail

A Hike up for Glacial Views Hiking the Heliotrope Ridge Trail in the North Cascades. As an Okie, seeing a glacier was not something I was likely to see without traveling very very far. Even seeing substantial mountains in Oklahoma was not a real possibility. There were the Wichita Mountains down near Lawton but they were just a patch of… Read more →

Joe’s Photo of the Week – Mt Baker Appreciation

Today I bring you sad sad news. Last week the last 2 miles up to Artist Point have been shut down until the snow thaws next year. But, to cheer us all up, this week’s photo isn’t just one photo; it’s a collection of photos of Bellingham’s favorite volcano! Mt. Baker! Read more →

Dark Tower Re-Read – Part 1: The Movie

Hello people and porpoises of all the world’s proliferated provinces. Today, I have something new for you. I’m going to write a movie review. But not just for any movie. I remember way back in high-school getting the first glimpse of behind the scenes footage of the brand new Lord of the Rings movie. This was a very big deal… Read more →

Joe’s Photo of the Week – Morning Dew

This week’s Photo of the Week is one of the many I took on a hike up Winchester Mountain recently. Lately, on my hikes, I tend to hike up with the wide angle lens and hike down with a macro. This let’s me just focus on taking the pictures and surviving the hike, rather than switching my lens back and… Read more →

Typewriter with a screaming skull on top of it.

October Writing Update

Happy Halloween! You may not think it is Halloween, and you are mistaken. This is the month of Halloween. This whole month is for spooky, creepy, and scary things. This is the time of year when everyone watches their favorite horror movies through parted fingers. I love it. Writing Update But this isn’t a post about Halloween. (There will be… Read more →

Hard Lessons

Well, I just learned a very hard lesson. All of this time I’ve never bothered to make a backup of my site before installing updates. And, finally, it happened. Something broke during an update. Luckily, I have my site set up to backup automatically once month. So, I didn’t lose everything. But I did lose over 2 weeks of posts.… Read more →