The past month and a half has left me reeling. Changes for the worse at work, heavy course loads all around, application season and other professional obligations have left me with very little personal or creative time. However, after this weekend, I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, at […]

Broken Water and Sic Alps

The night after I returned from Vermont, The ABC House hosted a show for Olympia All Ages in the basement featuring Broken Water, Sic Alps and Magik Markers. Holy shit, this was a good show. About 75 people turned out to sweat and dance away the night. It was great to have a rock show […]


Halloween was a piecemeal holiday this year. At the last minute, housemate Shawn and I bought candy and candles, hoping to entice kids to venture up our long, dark driveway. I quickly decorated the front porch and stairs with candelabras, jack-o-lanterns, and 50 tea lights. Shawn rocked the scary sound effect records. Unfortunately, we only […]

Sunday Morning

The weather held out long enough on Sunday to enjoy a walk through an urban park with housemates Ruth and Erin. Before we left, I spent some quality time with the ladies in the Hard Luck Hen Collective. It’s definitely fall in the Pacific Northwest.

dramatic chickens

Kombucha, Caramel and Chirpy, our most personable chicks, pose for some dramatic portraits at approximately 7 weeks old.

Kombucha and Friends

The chicks are now approximately 4 weeks old. They each have their own definite personality; they’re so fascinating to watch. The kids were also here this weekend, providing adorable photo ops. This weekend was beautiful and temperatures in Olympia topped 80 degrees. Kombucha! Hollis discovered that the chicks love dandelion seeds. The Hard Luck Hen […]

another sunday afternoon

Another Sunday afternoon at the ABC House. Chickens and bonfires. Chicks, from left to right, as named by Kindred and Hollis (with the exception of Kombucha): Kombucha, Caramel, Chirpy, Shaky (being held) and Pecker. Yes, we have a chicken named Pecker. Kindred and Caramel Kombucha! Housemate Ruth is in Love with my cat Alabama Shawn […]