The Real Deal

We were sitting at the Sooke Harbour House overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca of Vancouver Island, British Colombia, sipping a martini made from local ingredients: Sheringham Gin, Tugwell Creek Solstice Metheglin, Bittered Sling Lem Marakesh. I recognized very few of the words. I’m more of a whisky person, but I’m coming around to…

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Dessert Day

I am not a dessert addict, and while I like cocktails, the sugar in them doesn’t always like me. But sometimes you need to break the rules. We were in need of an all-day distraction, so we decided to explore the Ballard district of Seattle, Washington. Most restaurants provide alcohol beverages in some form or…

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Scrapping Rigs

There’s something mesmerizing about scrap yards. Especially the big ones. All those big objects, the sum of an equation involving perceived requirement, raw materials, engineering and time. So much time. Time at the front end of process, in extracting the materials for production, time in the production itself, time in the use of those objects,…

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