A beautiful sunrise here in the north cascades on Tuesday morning. It's still looking a LOT like winter, but time outside is getting warmer and a "shimmer" is starting to shine in that late afternoon sun. Onward and upward!


As the comic says, a heartfelt thank you to Congressman Newhouse for his endorsement of the Methow Headwater's Campaign and its tireless work to protect both the local and the statewide watershed. Official approval is now in the hands of the Department of the Interior and the Deparment of Agriculture, but the supportive letter from Newhouse and the ongoing work of many people has this effort headed in a good direction. #toospecialtomine #protectthemethow #nomazamamine


Click the comic to read the fine print, but amazingly enough the first experiments with photovoltaic energy conversion were taking place in 1839!!! Solar electricity and the wild west. Totally simpatico.


Coaching track in north central Washington... we'll be really luck if we see our track by April 1st!


A little early on the Harts Pass post this week, but happy winter olympic Valentine's Day!


Groundhogs and marmots. Pretty much the same thing. And they probably taste very similar!


It was super sunny when I drew this. And it was stunning. I promise!


The normalization of incompetence and disfunction -- when working with relatively familiar and predictable materials in order to accomplish relatively standard and straight forward objectives. THAT is the nature of our current political leaders and process. It shouldn't be like this, and grown men and women who cannot figure out bipartisan and productive ways to operate should be given no further chances to represent the American people. And if they want to argue that power doesn't corrupt - and that those in power aren't being politically greedy when actually faced with an very evenly divided electorate - then they need to put up or shut up and try to get some productive and healthy moderate legislation accomplished. Stop swinging the needle so far to either the right or the left and try to keep the real American dream in some sort of perspective. As the comic says, "the world is watching, let's try not to screw this up!"


Small drawings. Great ideas. This quote is just one small part of Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail. In isolation, this sentiment is FAR less impactful than the whole -- but I was looking to boil down just one small and positive idea for the day.


I wrote this comic on Monday and have it all set up to post on Friday morning. Monday to Friday is a long ways off for accurate weather predictions, but they do have snow in the forecast. Winter thus far has certainly been adequate but more is definitely better :) As of Wednesday afternoon they are predicting 2-4 inches tonight and then another 6-10 on Thursday afternoon. This goes live on Friday. Did the snow dancing help?