Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hey, person in Hong Kong -- why are you reading my blog?

Google analytics has been updated to show in real time the geographic origins or your readers.

Right now, somebody in Hong Kong is reading my blog.

Please! I'm dying of curiosity! My one Hong Kong reader, please go to the comments and just say who you are. If you are a cyber warrior, sniffing for a backdoor into NSA's mainframes, use the code, "I love Jack Bauer." I will write back, "Cloey, I don't have time to explain. You'll just have to trust me."

We will meet at the Kowloon station on March 1, 2012. I will be wearing a Redhawk warm up jacket, holding a copy of Lonely Planet.

Disguised as a conspicuous middle-aged white man, in Seattle University t-shirt, America's undercover agent prepares to  steal recipes for Dim Sum.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Can fishing be an act of cruelty to a human? Watch Eisenhower and Nixon

I felt more than a twinge of sadness to see Gen. Eisenhower humiliated his 1952 running mate by inviting the media to watch Dick Nixon learn fly fishing. Poor Nixon looked awful, and you have to wonder if the General was just training his subordinate on the relationship they would have. And to think years later an Eisenhower married a Nixon after both saw more of this.

By the way, later as President Eisenhower had extra trout dumped into a river before the news cameras arrived.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sally Tonkin honored as photography educator

Sally Tonkin tonight at ceremony in Spokane named 2011 Honored Educator by Society for Photographic Education.

She gave a very moving speech that honored two great callings, photography and education. I'm proud to say she's excelled at both.

One year, a third of Shorewood High School's students signed up to take her class. She's been shown at the Frye, published in books and showcased by the Seattle Times and many others.

Much deserved recognition.