Hamish and The Wolf


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Photo: A.M. Moscoso

Photo: A.M. Moscoso (2014)

Hamish Macbeth

was tiny, sweet and small

He had yellow eyes, a bounce his in step and no manners at all.

I thought he’d be like that forever, a pint sized funny dog

And then one day he disappeared and in his place I found:

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Hamish Macbeth all grown up

Smart and sweet and tall.

My yellowed eyed boy grew  up

But in my eyes he’s still so small.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso (1991)

Wolfgang Amadeus

was tiny, sweet and small

He was everything a cat should be

with a little touch of dog

Photo: AM. Moscoso

Photo: AM. Moscoso

We grew old  together

my blue eyed Wolf and me

when he died

and left me

I felt so very


Grave Humor

When your family and friends know you love the macabre, you get all sorts of strange pictures sent your way.

Here are a few of my favorites:





In case you can’t see it on the  back of the bus above:




If you are alone in the dark

and you get a little scared

don’t reach for the lights

don’t breathe a word

Something might hear you

something might see you

I’ll know where to find you

and if I do



have the chance

to scream





Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

The worst thing is  that people really believe that the candidates have nothing to do with this sort of thing- the bottom line is nobody throws this kind of money around unless they consider it a sound investment.

Those hit ads?

The candidates OWN them.

End of story.


Seattle Education

untitledUPDATE: Two mistakes have been corrected from the original post.

Voters for Washington Children spent $15,000 in digital ads AGAINST Luis Moscoso in the District 1 Senate race. In addition, Voters for Washington Children spent $10,000 AGAINST Branden Durst in the Legislative District 29, Representative race.

Our sincerest apologies to Luis Moscoso and Branden Durst.


Nowhere is the chasm between the hard reality of our political system and the American ideals of merit, choice, and freedom more on display than during an election cycle.

Money matters – a lot.

The challenge for large money donors is how to spend big on your candidate(s) without offending the voters you’re trying to persuade. Voters understand politics is a dirty game, but they still believe in the idea that democracy should work for everyone.

Big donors have come up with a practical two step solution to this problem:

  1. Keep the money moving through various…

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