Whidbey Island Wedding

The family that “ahhhs” together stays together.    Jakey doesn’t know how to say cheese yet but because he is learning how to brush his teeth he can say ahhh. Here the whole family gets into saying ahhh.  This picture was taken by Carla on July 4th, 2015 (Independence Day) which is also Patrick and…

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Dual Lands

The most important part of any deck is the lands and dual lands are the holy grail of magic. Fortunately, dual lands are pretty cheap and you should be able to build a winning deck by spending less than $20 on lands.  When Ice Age and Fourth Edition came out, old-time players were dismayed at the…

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North Cascades, Ross Lake Excursion

The Youth Leadership Adventures has got to be one of the best youth programs for empowering youth to be the next generation’s stewards of the environment. My morning started off at 4:30am on August 9th, 2014 with a 3-hour solo drive to Ross Lake in the North Cascades. I had a lot of time to…

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Grixis Delver, Deck of the Day, MTG

Grixis Delver might be the best deck in modern as it is one of the most consistent decks to win. It can apply pressure when needed and is a world-class deck able to compete at the pro level. Legacy U/R Delver has undergone a terrifying metamorphosis since the loss of its beloved Treasure Cruise. It…

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Crystal Shard, Can I Get A Witness

If you aren’t familiar with Robert Anthony Salvatore first book The Crystal Shard: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 4 spend a weekend and give it a read and you’ll be surprised out how many Magic cards that Salvatore inspired through this book. Sometimes a deck can be a brilliant innovation, fun to play, have seeming…

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Food Chain

This year I began buying and selling Magic cards like stocks so if you want an insider tip on a hot “stock” card to buy then Food Chain should be in your portfolio. According to TCG Player Food Chain’s price has relatively been stable since April 2014 but appears to making stable gains and is…

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Zumiez Rocktober Photos

Each year Zumiez hosts a giant costume party called Rocktober which is the climax to a daylong training event. The costume party always takes place the last week of September (named Rocktember) or more often than not the first week of October appropriately named Rocktober. The party is typically open bar and hosted at an…

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Urzas Saga – MTG Deck Builder

The fact is the Urza block is horrifically broken but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t some cards that should be in your UrzaTron deck. Enter the “UrzaTron” lands. On their own they each tap for a single colorless mana but by assembling Urza’s Mine, Tower, and Power Plant the deck can easily cast creatures…

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Angry Hermit or Eddie Vedder?

Is that Eddie Vedder with his shirt off peaking out from behind the trees?! Oh wait, that druid has way too many tattoos to be Eddie Vedder and also Eddie isn’t a hermit nor is he angry. Combo: Hermit Druid. The second part of the combo is untapping with Hermit Druid. Being able to cast…

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