September 23, 2013

Please Look After…

 

My mum wants to know,” Jayne said to me, “if you want to hear all about how she was evacuated during the War.”

Well, who wouldn’t want to hear about that? The story of how trainloads of children were whisked out of British cities and into the tranquil green countryside to keep them safe during World War II is the stuff of Masterpiece Theater. Add Jayne’s mother Marion into the mix—statuesque, red-haired, dramatic, a woman once ideally cast as trident-wielding Britannia in an outdoor extravaganza on the grounds of Walmer Castle—and it’s certain to be an evening unlike any at home. (more…)

September 5, 2013

Interview with a Salmon

 

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A salmon returning in late summer to the Columbia River where he was born clears up a few misconceptions about the Northwest’s most iconic fish.

 

Heather Lockman: May I just say…? You’re a gorgeous fish.

Wild Salmon: Oh, gosh. Thank you. It’s hard to tell, but I’m blushing.

HL: There’s a lot of talk these days about the “iconic” Northwest salmon. How does it feel to be an icon of the Pacific Northwest?

WS: Well, that’s more of an honorary position than a real title. It doesn’t come with prize money or anything.

HL: It puts you in famous company, though. Mount Rainier, Starbucks, the Space Needle… (more…)