Below are an assortment of photographs taken over the course of my decade-long career in journalism. Please click on any image to enlarge it and begin a slideshow.
Master at Arms Seaman Jacob Ashburn swims through a multitude of rubber duckies as he helped gather them up after the annual Great Duck Race, in Silverdale, Wash., Sunday. The race is a fundraiser for the Silverdale Rotary Club.
Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Dony-ea Jones, 10, of Kent, front, and her sister Nyree, 6, are comforted by their mother Tonya, an inmate at the Washington Correction Center for Women at Purdy, during their visit through the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. The girls have been in the program for two years, as long as their mother has been in prison. Tonya was sentenced for second-degree murder. "I thank God for the program because it brings variety to me," Tonya said, "It's a part of parenting." She said it allows her to discuss important issues with her daughters that would be neglected during their regular visitation.
Olympic Swim Trials
Dana Kirk, top right, and Misty Hyman, lower right, pull ahead of the pack during the 200 women's butterfly prelims at the Olympic Swim Trials in Long Beach, Calif. Kirk, who swam a 2:12.48, placed second behind Hyman. In the semifinals, Kirk qualified for the 2004 Olympic Swim Team.
Courtnee Stevenson of Bremerton, juggles two of her quintuplets, Scarlett, left, and Aniston, right, as Weston joins in below. Belle and Camilee play in a laundry basket in the background.
Marin Keele, 7, is comforted by her father, Electronics Technician 1st Class Teancum Keele, upon his arrival home aboard the USS Seawolf. The fast attack submarine will be homeported in Bremerton, Wash.
North Mason freshman Tevin Williams participated in the long jump at the Olympic League Meet at Silverdale Stadium, Friday.
Buried with Honors
Roxanne Slate, widow of PFC Charles Hester, and Chuck Hester, Hester's father, react as members of the 3rd Brigade 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, the unit that Hester was in, fold the flag that was draped on the casket. Hester, a Bremerton native who was killed in Iraq, was buried with military honors, Saturday, in Tahoma National Cemetery.
Referees gathered to lead off the Parade of Champions at the Mat Classic XV, Saturday, marking the beginning of the wrestling championship finals in Tacoma, Wash.
This great horned owl was released at Pendergast Regional Park, Friday. It had been caught in a soccer goal at the park and was nursed back to health at the Island Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island, Wash.
South Kitsap point guard Josh Monagle shoots a basket as Roosevelt's forward Mike Odland takes to the air during the state tournament in the Tacomadome, Tacoma, Wash.
South Kitsap Fire
After helping the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue crew extinguish the fire in his large detached garage, owner Dick Briggs walks past the charred remnants. Briggs said he suspects a propane heater in the structure, a four-car garage in which no cars were kept, started the blaze.
View Ridge Elementary School third grader, Gabrielle Ramlow, from right, tries to avoid the same fate as fifth grader Romeo Sassis in a tug-of-war against Alex Porkalob, Anthony Pessolano, Kevin Thomas and paraeducator Holly Dains during their field day, Tuesday.
From left, Ellen Heitstuman, Kayla Kehoe and Anna Heitstuman, all of Belfair, Wash., grieved their friend Marissa Goodell on Monday near the site where the Belfair 16-year-old died in a car accident Sunday. She was driving with several others from her church youth group when their car collided head-on with a Mukilteo familiy.
Cleveland Indians’ center fielder Kenny Lofton watches Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez’s first-inning home run sail over the wall at Safeco Field during game two of the American League Division Series in Seattle, Thursday.