9.20.17


Always very glad for a quick onset of winter weather. Sure, we'll get another little wave of heat, but fall is here to stay and the best days of the year are yet to come!

9.13.17


I love my daughter, but I have to admit that packing sack lunches is one of my least favorite things about the new school year. I mean, it was kind of fun to mix it up with little a bit during those first 5-6 years... but at this point one less thing to do on summer mornings is kind of nice :)

9.8.17


Last week was the official start of the XC running/coaching season, and in all of the excitement I pretty much TOTALLY forgot about making a comic for the paper. Back again this week, but unfortunately so is the smoke from area fires. Most of eastern WA has been in the "unhealthy" to "hazardous" air quality rating over the past several days -- and it makes it hard to coach and outdoor sport for sure. On some small level, what with air-conditioned spaces and a change of pace, I can even imagine that kids actually might be enjoying the first week of school. Fingers crossed!

8.23.17


An end of summer haiku -- for you!

8.9.17


When we left for vacation the air in the Methow Valley was some of the worst in the state. Its better now, but you know that the smoke is blowing somewhere... Back on track with a new comic for 8.23!

8.2.17


GRRRaaaaaaahhhmaaa! Just in case you can't read the hand lettering above :) Part and parcel of many high stress situations... and a passing phase as usual.

7.26.17


Last week's Harts Pass!

7.19.17


A few fires in the south valley last week... which were amazingly and quickly under control. And a new one this weekend to the north and west. Summer in the wild west indeed!

7.12.17


People (and marmots) get excited about things in vastly different ways. I mean sure, there are some common instances of general excitability... but then there are those finer lines or variations on a theme. Hope that you're enjoying summer -- whether it it shows or not :)