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Morels are up and announcing their arrival. They leap from the mountain meadow hillsides at 45-degree angles, their dorsal fin shapes breaking the surface like whales in the Prudential Insurance commercial.
They rise so fast that gnomes sitting on them grow dizzy from the height.
Think of a spear tip. A rounded, bulbous pyramid shape. A honeycombed cone. A hand grenade of flavor.
––Topic: Morel mushrooms, “On the Trail” column for Shelton Journal, 2017
If there’s one adage repeated again and again by both athletes and officials at the Washington State Senior Games, it’s this: Don’t worry about being the best.
Instead, focus on having fun.
We’re serious about that fun part.
The only person you ought to be competing against is yourself.
For that matter, go easy on yourself, too.
––Topic: “Get Off the Couch” article, WSSG insert for Thurston-Mason-Lewis Co. Senior News, 2017
A hot day on the archery range. I love this guy. Like checkin’ the burgers to see if they’re done. Only these burgers had to travel 60 yards and hit a round, red bun the size of a quarter.
––Social Media (Facebook) post, Washington State Senior Games, 2017