Daniel James Brown’s retelling of the University of Washington’s nine-member crew team and its quest for gold in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin reads like a nail-biting Hollywood film. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from the American West, these boys took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power. They …

My very first purchase of original art was probably 20 years ago from a Northwest painter named Susan Bennerstrom. Her main themes have been the exploration and depiction of light, mainly through oil paint. She writes, “I don’t think of myself as a realist painter in the currently accepted sense. I work from photographs, which …

Visit the city parks; they are incredible public assets. When I’m in town I never miss a chance to run through Central Park near the reservoir.  The High Line, another favorite,  is a one-mile linear green space built on a section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur, which runs along the lower …

Kale was always one of those foods I heard about but never really got into. I was deterred from cooking with what I thought was a tough leaf. But I finally tried it, and now it’s always on hand in my kitchen. The perfect addition to any vegetable soup, or just simply baked with olive …

Each time I travel, even if it is to a familiar place, I am impressed by new revelations and experiences. Recently, on a business trip to New York City, surrounded by the leaders of our industry, I was reminded just how essential people and relationships are for success and happiness. Later, on a run through …

People never cease to inspire and fascinate me. Each day I come into contact with familiar and new faces and find that every individual has a fresh perspective to offer. Most of the pleasure that I derive from travel is the forced upheaval of my mindset. The abrupt distinction from what I have come to …

Each morning, as I wait for the coffee to brew, I make my way to the front door and crouch down to pick up my daily newspapers—The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. In snapping open the first section and hearing the crinkle of fresh print beneath my fingertips, I …

When I turned 40 I found out that I had high levels of cholesterol and pre-diabetic levels of sugar in my system. With this diagnosis, I had to make some major changes in my diet and also my outlook on food. I have always enjoyed food and have never been an eat-to-live kind of guy, …