Hi. My name's Rusty and I also go by Mishka. I'm a Pacific Northwest editor, writer and author. I was born in and raised in Northern California and for the last 32 years, I have lived in Seattle, Washington.
I'm pretty typical of my city and my region. I am totally into nature and water. I'm a passionate sensualist and I love adventure and the quest for knowledge.
I'm considered open-minded within boundaries and generous as long as it's not presumed upon. I enjoy good conversation and in a battle of wits, I can take as good as I can give. Smiling.
I've been a journalist most of my life, with time off for honest work at Boeing, fighting forest fires, pulling green chain in a lumber mill and working grapes and hops. I am also a two-tour Navy combat vet.
I enjoy meeting people on here and sometimes from here to in person.
Here are important links to me:
The Northstar Journal: https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/a-report-card-for-presidents/
Northstar Media Services: http://minstrel312.tripod.com/
Wrath of the USS Testament: https://www.amazon.com/Wrath-USS-Testament-tale-rebellion-ebook/dp/B004DNWL6G
minstrel312: From Seattle: Post Alley, an underground Metro tunnel, looking west to the SeaTac Tower, all by me. Despite what you may or may not have heard, we are still here and intend to remain so.
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/all-people-matter/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/our-hearts-go-out-to-the-family-of-george-floyd/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal. https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/memorial-day-to-scott-smith-who-did-not-make-it-back/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/c-19-need-not-be-the-end-of-things/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/cancel-the-rent/