Author: Columnist

By Bob “Hiking Bob” FalconeI’m pleased to return to the Independent, covering outdoor recreation and resuming the column I wrote for a number of years. Thanks…

By Camille LiptakIt happens around this time of year in Olympic City—temperatures rise, the sun shines its warmth down upon us like a long-lost friend, and…

By Adam LeechMark McGuire, the “Rookie of the Year” slugger for the Oakland A’s, was an absolute golden god in my puny 9-year-old brain. My dad had primed, sparked…

By Adam LeechWhen it comes to the finer things, you just never forget your first. Your first kiss. Your first Choco-Taco. Your first bowl of dirt…

By Adam LeechGreetings Springsteens! It is I, none other than Adam Leech! You may remember me from such esoteric retail operations as Leechpit Records & Vintage,…