Month: May 2011

Michael H. Schwartz

Remembering Dad on Memorial Day

I’ve spent the past month helping Mom move out of her apartment. Through that process I’ve been taking a moment to scan photographs before packing the pictures to ship.  OK, I’ve been taking a little more than a moment to preserve the photos, but it’s well worth the time investment. I love having these photos …

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The Brute Squad

Shortly after we were engaged, Aaron and I went to dinner with some friends. We got to talking about my family, so I pulled this picture of my dad and brothers from my wallet.  Lars looked at the picture a moment, then set it down on the table while backing away a bit. He turned …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A kicking-cancer’s-ass and everything else under the sun update

update on the whole kicking-cancer’s-ass and getting-on-with-my-life situation.

Let me e’splain.
No, there’s too much. Let me sum up.

Old school hydro-electricity

Old School Hydro-Electricity

Originally built in 1923, the Dalby Water Wheel was one of the first hydro-electric plants on Hood Canal.  

Dear Gem – Month 25

The first rule of getting along with other people after you become a parent is don’t brag about your child all the time. Or ever, actually. I break that rule every day. I’m one of those annoying moms – always trotting out the latest cute or amazing thing that my gorgeous little girl did. If I …

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