“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”
– Miles Davis
About Miles Davis
Miles Davis, the innovative American jazz trumpeter famous for his languid, melodic style, was influential in the development of many forms of jazz. He was born in 1926 in Illinois. His mother wanted him to learn the violin, but he picked up the trumpet instead. He dropped out of Julliard to track down Charlie Parker and joined his quintet. He later nurtured many jazz greats in his own band. The album Kind of Blue is considered his masterpiece. He died in September 1991.

It was a cold wet and rainy Easter Sunday so instead of working in the yard I went to the shop and started a new bird. This will be Great Blue Heron and I am considering calling her Dignity. In this photo I was having a bit of trouble with my wire feed.

Count Down!

“We’re all just walking each other home.”
― Ram DassToday 0696

As I was sitting at my desk today I felt as if I had an elephant standing on my chest, the air was thick as no one really knows what to say to us! Friday a few of us were given notice that our jobs have been eliminated. This is business so I am not taking it personal. What is odd is that we are expected to go into the office each day even though other co workers are taking over our jobs so their is little or not much for us to do. Some are taking it harder than others. Some are feeling betrayed by friends that knew this was coming and did not send out clues.
The sadness in the office makes it hard to focus and their has been no direction on what we can do to help make the process go smoothly. I am trying to think of something nice I can do in the office every day that I am there. Wish me luck!

Tears of Joy & a Quote

“There are three things we cry for in life: things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent.”
― Douglas Coupland

The last few days have been a bit of a roller coaster ride emotionally. A few really awesome days with friends and participating in amazing fundraisers, and then Friday I found out that myself and a few other co workers were being laid off. The timing could not have been much worse for my phone to die all weekend I felt a bit lonely and isolated. Today I got my old flip phone out and was able to listen to my voice mails. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of my pieces of work at Columbia Winery will be getting a new home on Friday!


If you are driving down Front Street in Issaquah you can spot my first goose in the window of Fischer Meats.
fischer meats jpg

Today’s Quote
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.