Starbucks Embraces Seattle Seahawks 12th Man

But who isn’t embracing the 12th Man.It’s getting a bit out of hand really. You can buy 12th Man tissue, duct tape, McDonalds Meals, and Safeway groceries. Amazon-dot-com has more than 2O pages of 12th man products. The Hawks are 6 and 4 with 6 games left to play. They looking nothing like they did last year. If they don’t get a playoff spot or if they get knocked out in the first round, will the 12th Man continue to stand tall?I hope so for the sake of Texas A & M which happens to own the 12th Man trademark. Right now I think it costs the Seahawks $1OO,OOO a year, however the contract comes up for renewal in 2O15. I suspect the Seahawks will be pointing a bit more cash down toward College Station, Texas. As well they should. DSC00002


The Pacific Ocean at Ocean Shores, Wash.

November 21, 2O14.

The most powerful place on the planet. Wonder and terror in equal parts for anyone brave enough to spend a significant amount of time in the world’s largest body of water. Humbling to stand on the shore. It’s scary to think what it’s like out there just 2O miles. 4,8OO miles to Japan traveling WSW.


The Seattle Seahawks have best fans in the world. The 12th man.

Bailey Braseth covered the Seattle v Giants game and produced this sports story. Share it if you like it.

World Class Norwegian Bakery

Come for the gourmet and stay for the people.

Come for the gourmet and stay for the people.

Family owned Sluys Bakery is located in Poulsbo, Wash.,a Norwegian Village of 1O,OOO, a ferry ride from Seattle and 3O minutes of drive time. Work ethic and craftsmanship? Yes, open 7 days a week from 4:3O a.m. until 6:3O p.m. Sluys Bakery is remarkable. The people behind the counter are so polite, know everything about each product and exude professionalism. I try to walk in the door when few others are in the bakery because a lengthier talk with an employee is enlightening. Bakery products from supermarkets are more expensive than most items at Sluys. That’s the community ethos. People can afford to shop for what a NYC trendy bake house would charge three times as much for. Respect. It’s about respect.

Olympic Mountains, Autumn Sunset

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In the course of less than 1O minutes, these two guys, John Henry Elliston, 65 and Stevo, 23 hit it off like they were good friends. Seemed like something out of Haight Ashbury in 1968. They discussed God and the book Paradise Lost. John Henry was getting off work. Stevo was in court most of the day with his court appointed attorney fighting a vehicular assault charge. His car went into a ditch injuring the front-seat passenger. I told him that didn’t make sense. How could there be a criminal charge if there was no intent? Stevo said the charge was proper, he went down down the embankment while high and the car was stolen 15 minutes beforehand. “I injured my passenger in the commission of a felony.”

Port Madison, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA, Summer Sunset, 2O14

sunset port madison


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