Jan

01

Bright Blue

Thank you for stepping into the new year along with me. I have it on good authority that it is going to be sweet, easy to believe when the brightest, most hopeful day of all actually is bright, with blue skies from dawn to dusk. Magnificent! 2016, you’re looking very fine from here. The Saint, cool neighborhood […]

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Apr

21

Splendid Spring

Don’t be crabby about completely insane real estate market. It’s spring! Blue skies, warm temperatures, light until late. I get pretty excited when the sun comes into my northwest facing windows in the evening. For a limited time only. At my building, we just did a little spring planting. Lots of us got into it. It’s gorgeous all […]

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Jan

19

Super Bowl Bound..Again!

Everyone’s a Seahawks fan in Seattle today. Yesterday, too. Even before the sensational win against Green Bay. The thrum of celebration and pride beats city-wide: blue and green scarves and hats and number 12 flags on cars. Conversation overheard in coffee shops and at the grocery check-out is football-centric, enthusiastic, giddy and glad. Our local herd of construction cranes […]

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Jun

29

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Welcome to Seattle’s 40th anniversary of Gay Pride celebration in our famously tolerant city. All week-end long it has been loud, proud, and very, very colorful around here.  

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May

10

Garage Sale Bonanza

The entire West Seattle community hosted a district-wide garage sale today. Over 280 participants each posted their location on an online map (hosted by westseattleblog.com) and, from what I saw, business was brisk. My friend Mary was selling half-price wares from her big green bus. Exciting news! The bus is also for sale: $12,500. 1997 […]

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Apr

17

Admonished

Seattleites. What’s with all the long faces? A little day of rain shouldn’t get you down. Rain is good. Rain makes your surroundings lush and verdant. Rain is refreshing. Rain washes the memories off the sidewalk of life. Also the dirt and cigarette butts and such. Thank goodness. Also, do you forget so quickly the […]

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Apr

02

Bicycles!

With warmer, dryer days, I begin to long again for my own bicycle. Can’t you just see it? I know I sure have been. It must have a bell and a basket, I’m thinking. And at least six speeds; Seattle is, after all, mostly a hilly place. Even so, though, the city has embraced cycling. […]

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Apr

01

No Foolin’

It’s easy to be grumpy when it’s April 1st and one must finally face the taxes due in two weeks. Woe! It’s also a funny little holiday, though, and what’s this I espy out my window? Two blue relics, driving down the road. About two hours later, while walking to my office through Cal Anderson […]

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