Merritt Scott (Rusty) Miller (minstrel312) Offline119 • Male • from Seattle •
I'm a Pacific Northwest editor, writer and author. I was born in Canada, raised in California and now live in Seattle, Washington.
I'm pretty typical of my city and my region. I grew up with nature, the water and a love of knowledge and these traits characterize me today.
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/
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: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/02/22/simple-things-i-do-not-understand/
minstrel312: Washington State held its first direct-ballot primary, thus eliminating the caucus system here. We were mailed postage-free ballots and I returned mine the same day. It took the folks who are in charge of this all awhile to bring it together. But when they did, the results became yet another reason I am a Northwesterner.
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal. https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/02/15/in-gratitude-to-my-nations-african-americans/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/how-our-modern-world-creates-outbreaks-like-coronavirus/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2020/02/01/auschwitz-shoah-remembered/
minstrel312: This is what happens if you not only talk to plants but listen to them as well. Fred and Wilma here started out three years ago and have thrived for the last year or so in totally artificial light. So if you talk to your plants, excellent. Just watch what you say to them. They get big enough and they get mad at you, you must might turn up missing a family pet. Voice of experience. So meet Fred & Wilma.
minstrel312: Incredible does not come close to describing young ventriloquist Darci Lynne and her singing rabbit. Petunia. She literally brought the house down. This one leads to others. A talent like this is a gift from a God who loves us in spite of ourselves.
minstrel312: Playing For Change is a concept whose time has come. This one will lead you to others. It is 75 Cubans around the world performing Guantanamera. It sounds as though they are all on the same stage.
minstrel312: Here's one of my favorite songs, from the King, by the international singing sensation "Sissel," who this year celebrates three full decades of showing us what angels sound like. This is one of her first hits.
minstrel312: Hi, all. Here is this week's Northstar Journal. https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/legacies-of-antiquity/
minstrel312: Here is this week's Northstar Journal https://nsjour.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/memorial-day-to-po3-scott-p-smith/