Monthly Archives: February 2011

One more Bob and Phyllis post

Unless there is some breaking news, this will be my last Bob and Phyllis post for a while. I was digging through some of my old photos and came up with a few of Bob and Phyllis in their element. … Continue reading

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Bob Riggle on YouTube

I don’t know who put this video together, but here’s Bob being interviewed from somewhere on the Blue Water Rally. There’s also a clip Phyllis took while underway in fairly heavy seas. The tag on the clip says it was … Continue reading

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This is so sad

Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, friends of mine and friends with hundreds of people in Seattle and around the world, are dead at the hands of Somali pirates. I got to know them years ago through the Seattle Singles Yacht … Continue reading

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Snow table and other miscellaneous ramblings

The snow table has dropped considerably since my last visit up here. There was a bit of fresh snow at Steven’s Pass on the drive up, but there’s none here at the cabin.┬áThere appears to be lots of snow on … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

It was Ronnie’s birthday yesterday, and the tributes flowed thick and fast, but I’ve never understood why Reagan is deified as he is. I moved to the USA in 1983, so he was my first President. He had survived an … Continue reading

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The Way Back

At my suggestion, Megan and I went to see The Way Back yesterday. It’s based on the book The Long Walk, the book I recently read about prisoners who escaped the Soviet Gulag and walked all the way to India. … Continue reading

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If you thought the Mexican border fence was fun, wait for the Canadian version

Report: terror risk on Canada border Americans face a high risk of terrorist activity along the U.S.-Canadian border, where less than 1 percent of the 4,000-mile stretch is adequately protected, according to a government report released Tuesday. By┬áRob Hotakainen McClatchy … Continue reading

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