When You’re Ready

Everyone loves the Pike Place Market (illustration by Jourdan Kay, from Wildsam’s field guide to Seattle)

When you are ready (and the world is ready) to travel again, here’s an open invitation to visit my home town. Seattle! I’m an actual native, and that is vanishingly rare these days since my fair city has grown many fold since my humble birth here.

Wildsam, https://wildsam.com/seattle-field-guide, a cool publishing company is putting out field guides to cities like Austin, San Francisco and Denver, and other interesting places around the country. The Seattle edition is just hot off their press.

One of the quirks of their field guides is to include three essays by locals. I was asked to write one, and I was delighted to contribute.

Wildsam’s field guide to Seattle is out!

“Wildsam Seattle weaves together the salty, misty past of Gold Rush hustlers and jet-building dreams with a modern metropolis intimately linked to the outdoors. Inside you’ll find stories from deep-sea fishermen, artists, entrepreneurs, kayak builders, grunge record producers and the leader of the Indigenous nation at the heart of Seattle history.”

Check it out!


  1. Joy H Selak PhD on September 13, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Way to go Kit, I’m going to get the Austin one! Congrats on the column.

    • Kit on September 13, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      I really enjoyed working with these folks. I think they may be based in Austin…

  2. Lynn grant on September 20, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Can’t wait to hear your take on the Emerald City.

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