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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Recreation
May 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Sketching on the fly while in the sky

Sketched May 8, 2013 “Are you thinking of flying today?” When Marc Chirico asked the question, I mumbled: “Er… I wasn’t planning to.” Chirico, who runs a paragliding school at the foot of Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, has a long resume in the sport. He has participated in international competitions and once flew 65 miles between Chelan…

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January 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Over 50, but hardly over the hill

Sketched Jan. 9, 2012 Seeing them with their gear on, I never would have guessed the age of these hockey players. Cy Wilson, the guy with the stick-wielding Snoopy on his jersey, is 85. He grew up playing on a frozen creek in Northern Minnesota. Ray Smutek, from Detroit and wearing the Seattle Thunderbirds jersey, is 75. Every…

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