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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Over the years, I’ve expended a fair number of words talking about Craig Jewell. As the owner of the Wild Buffalo as well as a person who is constantly up to just about anything, he’s given me a lot to say.

A happy side effect is that during the time I’ve been writing about him, Craig and I have become friends, and so I’ve gotten to know other folks in his life, which has led me to write about his business partners, friends and a fair number of the citizens in the village it takes to keep his show on the road.

However, one person I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned is his girlfriend Kelsey Wylie.

For the past six years, Kelsey has been a steadfast and steadying presence in Craig’s life. Sometimes she’s his co-conspirator in the many, many antics he involves himself in. Sometimes she’s the voice of reason offering him valuable perspective. Very often, she’s just along for the ride.

No matter what, she’s by his side. Always. It’s easy to see her love for him in her unfailing support of him.

It’s also easy to see what Craig loves in Kelsey. After all, she’s smart, kind, funny and easy to be around—general qualities that describe both of them.

But to Craig, she’s so much more. She’s the person who accepts his life, with all of its crazy hours, late nights, big personalities and high stakes, countering those things with stability and support. At the same time, she’s dedicated to her own career, and her innate hardworking nature and devotion to a job well done not only motivates Craig, but also makes Kelsey the right partner for someone similarly hardworking and motivated. Her sense of devotion also extends to family—including those people she’s chosen as family—and everyone in Craig’s life has benefitted from her warm and genuine nature.

Like so many things, love often lives in the details, and so it is with Craig and Kelsey. “She puts up with my late hours,” he says, “me singing Tom Petty songs in the shower (two times a day, five songs each), and makes me dinner every single night because I can’t cook.”

And when it comes to how Kelsey fits into his big picture, Craig is clear. “She’s absolutely everything to me and there is no way that I would be able to exist without her.”

Which brings me to the matter at hand. As you might have surmised, this column has been building up to something. As to what that something might be, well, this is where Craig takes over—away from this page and in his real life with Kelsey. Stay tuned for further details.

Past Columns
Of bongos and backwards balls

February 26, 2020

Drink it up

February 19, 2020

Apologies in Advance

February 12, 2020

All-Ages Action

February 5, 2020

Music at the Movies

January 29, 2020

Hot in Herre

January 22, 2020

Chicken and egg:

January 15, 2020

Say It Ain’t So:

January 8, 2020

Passages:

January 1, 2020

A necessary update:

December 25, 2019

It’s Baaaack:

December 11, 2019

Of Art and Artists:

December 4, 2019

Fundraising and Family Time:

November 27, 2019

Of beginnings and endings:

November 20, 2019

Of love and loss:

November 13, 2019

Dream All Day:

November 6, 2019

News of the Muse:

October 30, 2019

But wait, there’s more:

October 23, 2019

Comings and goings:

October 16, 2019

Sing Loud:

October 9, 2019

Events
Today
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Human Rights Film festival turns 20

6:30pm

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

All the Great Books (Abridged)

7:00pm|Squalicum High School

Godspell

7:00pm| Burlington-Edison High School

My Fair Lady

7:00pm|Ferndale High School Auditorium

The Curious Savage

7:30pm|Claire vg Thomas Theatre

Typhoon of Tenderness

8:00pm|Sylvia Center for the Arts

Wild Things

9:30am|Interurban Trail

A Forest of Words Poetry Competition

10:00am|Whatcom County

Cultural Arts Festival

12:00pm|Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Valley Writers

1:00pm|South Whatcom Library

Fourth Friday Art Walk

5:00pm|Historic Fairhaven

The Hobbit

7:00pm|Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet

7:30pm|Upfront Theatre

Sanford-Hill Piano Series

7:30pm|Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

Comedy Night at Chair 9

9:00pm|Chair 9

Tomorrow
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

My Fair Lady

7:00pm|Ferndale High School Auditorium

Godspell

7:00pm| Burlington-Edison High School

All the Great Books (Abridged)

7:00pm|Squalicum High School

The Curious Savage

7:30pm|Claire vg Thomas Theatre

Typhoon of Tenderness

8:00pm|Sylvia Center for the Arts

A Forest of Words Poetry Competition

10:00am|Whatcom County

Cultural Arts Festival

12:00pm|Bellingham Cruise Terminal

The Hobbit

7:00pm|Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

Cupid's Arrow, Fifty Shades of Velvet

7:30pm|Upfront Theatre

Children's Literature Conference

8:00am|Performing Arts Center

Pancake Breakfast

8:00am|Lynden Community Center

WNPS Field Trip

9:00am|Larrabee Park

NSEA Work Party

9:00am|Tenmile Creek

La Conner Daffodil Festival

10:00am

The Birds of Western North America

11:00am|Blaine Library

Washington Beer Open House

12:00pm

GEMS Fair

12:00pm|Western Washington University

Strait Art

1:00pm|Museum of Northwest Art

Corsini Wines Tasting

2:00pm|Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants

Eagles Here and Around the Globe

3:00pm|South Whatcom Library

La Conner Daffodil Festival Poster Reception

4:00pm|Lux Art Center

Leap reception

6:00pm|Fourth Corner Frames and Gallery

Wild Womxn Week

6:00pm

Ignite the Night Fundraising Gala

6:00pm|Settlemyer Hall

Leap

6:00pm|Cirque Lab

Jeffrey Elvis

7:00pm|Lynden Pioneer Museum

Manouche NW Concert Series

7:00pm|Walton Theatre

Contra Dance

7:00pm|Fairhaven Library

Wildpreneurs

7:00pm|Village Books

Off the Hill Concert Series

7:30pm|Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall

Sunday
Fiction 101 Short Story Contest

10:00am

Fame, the Musical

7:30pm|Lincoln Theatre

All the Great Books (Abridged)

7:00pm|Squalicum High School

The Curious Savage

7:30pm|Claire vg Thomas Theatre

A Forest of Words Poetry Competition

10:00am|Whatcom County

The Hobbit

7:00pm|Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth

La Conner Daffodil Festival

10:00am

Wild Womxn Week

6:00pm

Langar in Lynden

11:00am| Guru Nanak Gursikh Gurdwara

Vegan Bake Sale

11:00am|Kulshan Brewing Company

Whatcom Writes Reading

2:00pm|Village Books

Birding for Kids

2:30pm

Salish Sea Early Music Festival

3:00pm

An Evening of Flamenco

7:30pm|Firehouse Arts and Events Center

Depot Comedy Club One Year Anniversary

8:00pm|Aslan Depot

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