Bitter Sweet

by SteveHulse on March 22, 2018 · 0 comments

          Today I sat down and signed away my old friend, Iron Jack. How do you sign away an old friend? Well, the “old friend” is a truck. That’s right, Iron Jack is a ’66 International pickup. And so, you might ask, why do I call a truck an old friend? […]


Hey, Remember The Time…

by SteveHulse on March 10, 2018 · 0 comments

So today, the news of the day and the quiet time following the recent holidays have driven me back out on the sound on my trusty craft, The Aimless. Haven’t been out here for several months now, so time to enjoy a one or two-day cruise on the North Sound. It never fails to clear […]


What’s In A Name?

by SteveHulse on January 13, 2018 · 3 comments

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare Well, I get that, Bill. There is, of course, a basic truth in what you said. Turns out, though, your famous quote might not be the be all and end all to this name game, Willy old sport. For […]


The Child In Us All

by SteveHulse on December 22, 2017 · 4 comments

I’ll never forget my first electric train. I was six. My dad nailed it to a piece of 4X6 plywood. After I was asleep on Christmas eve, he somehow got it up into our tiny apartment above the bar, and set it up on the floor next to the tree. I remember being thrilled on […]


In Search Of The Holiday Spirit

by SteveHulse on December 19, 2017 · 0 comments

B & I were chatting about Christmas the other day, about how commercial it has gotten and about how difficult it seems to be to recapture the spirit of Christmas that we had as kids. “Yeah, my bell has certainly stopped ringing,” I lamented, referring to Santa’s little bell in The Polar Express, which could […]


The Magic In The Moment

by SteveHulse on December 10, 2017 · 0 comments

We’ve all had them, those special moments, when there is momentarily more clarity, more awareness of who and where we are, and, perhaps, why. Often we’re in a new and different place, which might trigger long dormant synapses that that sparkle and connect in a way that is unique to each of us. I have […]


A New Perspective

by SteveHulse on November 17, 2017 · 3 comments

Very happy to be back on the North Sound on the SV Aimless, my safe haven from all the madness below. We just finished an excellent trip to Europe, eye-opening and perception-expanding, as always. The water and the air here are so refreshing, it feels like pounds of humanity dust are falling off me, making […]


And now, for something different…

by SteveHulse on July 23, 2017 · 1 comment

I didn’t see it coming. For 37 years my “cabin” was home to me, where my home and heart would always be. I had helped design it, had it built by a good friend, paid for it, mortgaged it twice, spent holidays, summers and Christmases in it. I’d gotten married in it. After the divorce […]

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An Alternate Reality & Other Fake Facts

by SteveHulse on April 3, 2017 · 1 comment

            Well, it’s been a weird month, probably the first of many. I used to know what was going on in this country. I no longer have any clue. I don’t trust the network news, there’s no consistent credibility in social media and I feel we’ve finally stumbled into an […]

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Who Are We… Really??

by SteveHulse on June 11, 2016 · 6 comments

Who Are We… Really?? Ever wonder how your life would’ve worked out if you’d been able to become the person you wanted to be when you were young? I’m guessing that only a few of us were actually able to live our dream, and just so you know, I’m not one of them. Many of […]