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GENERATIONS


“Reflections of the Past” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland Rasmussen Our seven year old great-granddaughter’s birthday occasioned the gathering our clan in Southern California this weekend. She will be attending the same neighborhood school where both her parents and their best friends, plus a number of other family members and friends went not so long […]

THE NILE (in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin)


“What is this place?” I enquired poking my head through the old screen door of a small shop on a side street in Niles, California early one morning. Though we had passed this shop numerous times, I had never given it much thought. My first thought was that it might have been a bar, or […]

PLEASE DON’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO


“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?” original sculpture & installation by KSR In case you haven’t noticed, the world is changing around us, and doing so as we speak. A new faster must-have gadget comes on the market hourly. I’m sick of having to learn something new every week or so. We have […]

PADDLE TO QUINAULT 2013 (Honoring Our Warriors)


“Emmett Oliver” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen Back in 1989, Emmett Oliver, a Quinault tribal elder from Washington State, organized the “Paddle to Seattle” as a part of Washington State Centennial celebration, revitalizing a tradition which was lost for many years, which is canoeing. We know this now as the Canoe Journey, and it has […]