Tag Archives: Octogate

The wheels of the bus go round and round

We drove down into Walla Walla on Monday morning, Susanne napping in the passenger seat and me maneuvering through the Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascades. I set my barometer for driving endurance in college, where my parents’ house and the university were roughly four and a half hours apart. The corners of Washington State are about the same distance, so it doesn’t feel like too bad a stretch to get from point A to point B. Anything shorter than this is a breeze, anything longer and I start to feel like looking at asphalt is itself an exhausting prospect. Read More…

Octogate and the space between here and there

The controversy over the purple octopus mural—which I’m naming “Octogate”—continues to rage in Walla Walla, with each camp building up motley memberships, and with increased stakes from the City Council, which is assessing a daily $100 fine on Mr. Catsiff, owner of the Inland Octopus store. Read More…

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