January 24th, 2010

Warring States

Filbert Catkins in January

The Indian civilization of the northwest reminds me of the Warring States (476 – 221 BCE) period in China. The Warring States was a dark interlude in the train of China’s history, which, unlike Western history, is a continuous sequence of dynasties. The government in China today is in a […]

October 3rd, 2009

Salmon Fish Fry

When I look up “fish fry” in the dictionary or in Wikipedia, I don’t find what I expect. The fish at a dictionary fish fry are literally fried. That may be appropriate for points east, but for a northwesterner, it is an appalling prospect. Around Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, the […]