The Danish people, among the happiest in the world, have a term for the feeling of indoor coziness in the winter: Hygge. We are trying our best to create that feeling here on Orcas Island.
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Ready for Rain is, in part, a media experiment. I love making media and use the newsletter as an opportunity to create videos, gifs, and more. This is a look at my tools and processes.
A few notes on the house project and our plans, as is was coming together in 2019.
When we decided to leave Seattle and move to Orcas Island, it made sense to us, but people always asked why. This is my explanation.
A couple pretending to have fun at a silent disco made me question what I share online and how to make it more authentic.
Any big project comes down to relationships. This is especially true for couples who are working together on their own house project. It helps if you share a brain.
Change has a way of forcing you to reevaluate your life. Leaving Seattle and moving to an island offered me a chance to think about how I could change.
Moving is a chore for most people. But there are people like Sachi for whom it is a challenge that comes with great satisfaction. This is why.
We made a big decision to sell our home, leave Seattle, and move to a rural island off the coast of Washington. This is what we were thinking.
After a year of renovation, the Hunter House finally became more real and we became more and more excited to see, and live in, the final product.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. There is something undeniably romantic about having a second place and that romanticism is not lost on us. We dreamt about having a place on Orcas Island and in purchasing the Yurt, we got to see it...
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. Ready for Rain is the title of a popular essay I wrote a few years back (included below). To me, the name relates to the season changes of the Pacific Northwest and a perspective Sachi and I share....
We dreamed of having a second place in the form of a house on Orcas Island. And it was a luxury in many ways. But it also came with costs, both financial and personal.
In 2000, I found myself on the same roof as Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell as the Kingdome imploded. This event and the days that followed changed my life.
We bought a yurt-shaped house on Orcas Island and have never looked back. This is what we were thnking at the time…
In 2017, we bought a house on Orcas Island that had 15 sides and was circular like a yurt. What it lacked in quality, it made up for in shabby charm.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. In June of 2017, Sachi and I left Seattle for a camping trip and came home with an idea we assumed would blow over. Surely, time and debate would see it whither. Surely. We started the trip with...
I used to have FOMO, but now, I find myself feeling like engagements and events are keeping me from home.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. “Would the owner of a white Toyota Tacoma, with South Carolina plates, please go to your vehicle?” This was not something I expected or wanted to hear coming from a loudspeaker of a ferry in the...