A report from May of 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic had forced shutdowns of most of the US, including Orcas Island.
Category Archive: Seattle
Moving from Seattle to an island was a shock for a lot of reasons. One of the most interesting was learning to be more self-sufficient than we ever have.
Now that we’ve moved and my life has changed in fundamental ways, I can’t help but see that there is beauty in stepping off the treadmill of city life and professional expectations and reevaluating what success means to me.
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....
Before the demolition of the Hunter House began, we had an idea: what if we got the process started with a demolition party and gave everyone tools of destruction?
Renovating the Hunter House in Seattle, a whole-house renovation project in that involved adding a story on the top level and rebuilding most of the main level.
Moving from Seattle to a rural island changes how you think about privacy and the extent to which you are visible to others. In that contrast, being surrounded by trees instead of people feels really good.
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.
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...