Brooks Kolb

Brooks Kolb is a Seattle writer, artist, and landscape architect.

Commentary: “a systematic series of explanations or interpretations”

– Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, definition 2a

Commentary is a blog exploring random topics that interest me.  Its mission is to share my reflections with friends old and new, near and far.

“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”   -E.M. Forster

Bird of Spirit

Bird of Spirit is a blog focused on philosophical inquiry and spiritual insight.  Its goal is to seek out the places where mind and heart meet.



“Only Connect!”  – E.M. Forster, Howard’s End

Rainbow Catcher:
Coming Out / Coming of Age in the 1980s

Set during a high-water mark of the gay rights movement, my forthcoming memoir traces my youthful round trip to Paris, Philadelphia, London, San Francisco, and back to Seattle.  Along the way, I came out, won freedom and love, lost love to AIDS, and found a place to call home.

Journey to the Planets

An animated film concept featuring Brooks Kolb’s illustrations, synchronized to the music of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, as re-interpreted by the Japanese electronics wizard, Isao Tomita.  Click “read more” to view the film.