Here I am with Slice contributor Joel Shank.
Joel and his wife Jeannie live outside Colville. They retired there after Joel's career as an IT systems analyst.
He has sent me several stories and observations I liked. Here's an example, from Jan. 19 of last year.
Pets and their preferences: "Every pet knows who is best for what within the household residents and regular visitors," wrote Joel Shank. "Since our feline Notch adopted us eight and a half years ago when we moved here, he has learned who gives the best head massages and, most importantly to him, just how hard to slap me on my CPAP mask (continuous positive airway pressure) to roust me from a sound sleep in the morning."
And there's this.
Though separated by a few years, Joel and I worked in the same dining hall at Northern Arizona University in the 1970s.
We're Lumberjacks and we're OK.