Bike Polo – Seattle, WA

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“In the beginning, there was an edgy breaking-the-rules vibe about playing polo. We played in a parking lot under the freeway.” – Aaron Grant, Seattle Bike Polo

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River Dog Brewing Company

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“I’ve always thought of beer like some people think of wine,” he says. “I think of adding depth and layers of flavor. It’s something I’d always done on a personal level as a home brewer and dreamed of someday doing for real.” – Dan Baker, Brewmaster @RiverDogBrew

Hey Music Fans!

Hey Music Fans!

On Tuesday, March 12th I landed at Austin, Texas airport with an all-access music pass to cover the world’s largest independent music festival – South by South West. My assignment: Gather as wide variety of story leads as possible for a series of blog posts I would be writing for a client website. I decided to use Twitter and Instagram as methods for organizing my timeline. This is my story.

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The Gatsby Car

The Gatsby Car

Hilton Head Island, SC – We enjoyed a great time at 2013 Concourse d’ Elegance Motoring Festival held at Port Royal Plantation this weekend. My favorite car was this beautifully restored 1928 Packard 443 Roadster, owned by Charles Mistele of Bluffton, SC. It was winner of the 2013 Peoples Choice Award and is adorned with original Roaring 20’s color scheme of rich cream, deep green and polished nickel. The car is additionally equipped with duel golf club doors and adaptive headlights, which move when the steering wheel is turned. (Photograph by Chris Katon)

Inside the oldest church in Charleston

Inside the oldest church in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina – This was my view of the organ inside St. Michael’s Episcopal Church from Pew #43, where both George Washington and Robert E. Lee once worshiped. The site, located at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Street is one of the “Four Corners of Law” as each corner represents a different branch of the law – city, state, federal and God’s law. In the plans for the original, walled city, the lots at this intersection were reserved for public buildings. Constructed in 1752-1761, St. Michael’s is located at the southeast corner and was the site of the first Anglican church. On the northeast corner is City Hall, where a 1791 portrait of George Washington is on display. At the northwest corner is Charleston County Courthouse, where the first S.C. State House once stood. At the southwest corner is the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, which was destroyed by earthquake in 1886, then rebuilt. In St. Michael’s Churchyard two signers of the U.S. Constitution are buried.

Exploring Oneonta Gorge

Exploring Oneonta Gorge

The Oneonta Gorge is in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service has designated it as a botanical area because of the unique aquatic and woodland plants that grow there. The basalt walls are home to a wide variety of ferns, mosses, hepatics and lichens, many of which grow only in the Columbia River Gorge.

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