En route to Alaska in pursuit of the fishing industry, Vendor of the Week John Loper got a flat tire in Seattle. "I was busted, broke and blue. That's a song I'm working on." He found solace in the beauty of the Northwest and the paper that gave him enough to make it through the day.
"It's never let me down, as long as I've applied myself. The wind, rain, cold: sure, you have to deal with the elements, your fingers going numb, but I don't have to worry about hanging out in a jail uniform for doing something stupid because you're not making enough. You get through another day."