Know Your Ropes Hilltop Walking Tour


Last summer, you might have seen a line of rope painted along the sidewalk in Hilltop and wondered what it was. Well, I’ll tell you!  Know Your Ropes was an interactive art project that combined a sidewalk mural with a series of walks and talks about the neighborhood.  The goal was to get people walking around Hilltop, learning more about it, and thinking about the ties that bind us together as a community. You can learn more about it here.  This is the audio tour of Hilltop that came out of the Know Your Ropes project.

Walk leaders include:
Michael Sullivan, Kevin Grossman, Michael Mirra, Kevin Nelson, and Rebecca Solverson

Music by Broke for Free.

Know Your Ropes Logo Treatment

Destiny & Grit Live!



Take a listen to our live taping from the Antique Sandwich Co! It was so much fun and the marionberry pie was unforgettable.  Thanks to the great artists and storytellers who joined me on stage, (Josh Rizeberg, Megan Sukys, David Long, and Forest Beutel) and everyone who came out to watch a live, audio experiment!)


Supported by the Tacoma Arts Commission

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Episode: Wildland Fire

August 7, 2015 Time lapse of the Wolverine fire from the Lady of the Lake ferry to Stehekin, WA.

Sometimes I venture outside of Tacoma. And sometimes I take a vacation 2 miles away from a wildfire. This story was recorded on my iphone in Stehekin, WA. The Wolverine fire is still burning alongside many other fires in Washington state.

Episode: Dads are awesome.


I never know what to get my dad for Father’s Day.  So I dedicate this story to him.

This story features the Tacoma artist Joe Hunich. Check out his photo/audio project–>I’m a Dad.

This episode also includes some of my *favorite* tape of all time.

Joe and family
Joe and family