Somehow, the summer season feels in full swing around here, has felt so for a while. People, people, milling about absolutely everywhere most of the time anymore, sidewalks just another lane of traffic, rubber soles rather than rubber tires, and not only on week-ends or in the evenings, often obviously tourists because they speak with a foreign accent or in another language to one another.

I sort of marvel at it all since this is a very different Seattle than the one when I was new here 25 years ago.

Seattle 1989. It was humble then. Now, we are an international attraction.

Now, for instance, we have Spanish born Echo, the woman on the waterfront, who has arrived here most recently of New York City.


And, oh my, everywhere we look there is so much more to come.


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