Shorts Weather, RIP?

I woke up in Lynden this morning staring out into a fog bank but determined to wear shorts for at least one more day before I put them away for a while. The fog won. The weather has been so nice lately that we still may get a few more days of shorts weather before [Read More...]

Kayser Family: Pride of Lynden


My friend Scott Kayser and family have been the talk of the town this week, and then some. The other day, I got breakfast at a coffee shop in nearby Everson. One of the regulars was said to be running late because he was at home watching Family Feud. This wasn’t a regular thing for [Read More...]

Homeless People Really Like Milk…

… and third helpings. These were among the lessons that your diarist picked up tonight helping to man the “soup” kitchen at First Baptist in downtown Bellingham. Mum had this idea that what the world really needed was for the Lott family to make the meal for one of these regular Tuesday night dinners and [Read More...]

If It’s Bad for Seattle…

Your diarist is in the People’s Republic of Seattle today. Hitched a ride with a friend and the plan is to stick around for Real Clear Science editor Alex Berezow’s talk about his new book Science Left Behind and hitch another ride back to Lynden tomorrow. I say “the plan is to” because there’s a [Read More...]

Pizza by the Pound


Here’s a picture from the newly opened Goat Mountain Pizza in Bellingham. The place is tasty and has decent beer, though it’s a little odd. The weirdest bit is, during the day they sell pizza by weight. There are three blocks of uncooked pizza of different types. You pick the kind you want and the [Read More...]

Swineheart Brewery


Your diarist bought this inspirational painting of a drunk pig at Lynden’s pho restaurant. [Read more...]

Suffer the Little Children

In another sign of the creeping Orszagization of America, today is the first day of school for kids in Lynden and I think the rest of Whatcom County as well. How awful is that — to be dragged back into school before Labor Day. Put me down on record as thinking this is cruel and [Read More...]

Anarchy in the WA


I could blame work stuff for the light blogging these last few days but really it’s Tim Schumann’s fault. Here’s a picture of the guilty party, looking extra shaggy: Tim is now a colleague at Real Clear. He is an editor with Real Clear Tech and does some afternoon updates for Real Clear Religion, but [Read More...]

Poem for the Whiners

People in Lynden and Whatcom County generally have started whining about the unseasonably hot weather. This would not bother me were it not for the fact that I just spent months listening to folks go on about how cold and cloudy it was. It all brings to mind a poem that my late Grandpa Lott [Read More...]

Children of the Corn Like You’ve Never Seen It Before


OK, here’s a picture of what I was up to over the last day. That’s the menu for Children of the Corn being projected onto a screen in my back yard, just as the last light of the sun fades, in front of a cornfield. We had the usual suspects over, sat on the back [Read More...]