Stephen S. Howie

is a nonfiction author and multimedia journalist who lives in Bellingham and teaches in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University. He has written and published books about civil rights and cancer prevention, as well as producing short documentaries on social justice and masculinity. To see and read examples of his work, visit his website at stephenshowie.com. Steve Ringman is a Seattle Times staff photographer: sringman@seattletimes.com.