Articles in the Seattle Category

Adventures in Seattle Jaywalking
Posted in Seattle on 15 December 2010
Stats: 15,947 views and 3 Comments

When I was growing up, jaywalking was easy. You wanted to cross the street, there were no cars, you went. Here in Seattle, the same act is fraught with all manner of psychodrama.

Christmas Cheer in Lower Queen Anne
Posted in Seattle on 9 December 2010
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I lay my hat in Lower Queen Anne, where cohabiting young couples, daffy cat ladies and people who have made poor life choices meet. It’s also Seattle’s Christmas Central.

A Short Note in Praise of the Sun
Posted in Seattle on 11 November 2010
Stats: 7,417 views and 1 Comment

I’m looking at you, bright eyes. You, with your white-hot complexion of hydrogen and helium, your magnetic field, that special way you move (differential rotation!) — all these things add up.

Initiatives That Should’ve Been on the Washington Ballot
Posted in Seattle on 9 November 2010
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Last week, Washington State voted to preserve its historic prohibition-era blue laws and took steps to insure that Tim Eyman will be in our lives for at least 30 more years. But it’s not enough.

The Shoe-Petter Incident
Posted in Seattle on 28 September 2010
Stats: 5,421 views and 1 Comment

For a number of years, my favorite shoes were a pair of slip-on Vans. These were not just your average Spicoli-styled Vans, but leopard-print cowhide Vans. They, um, attracted attention.

A Dozen Reasons to Give Money to the Library
Posted in Seattle on 23 September 2010
Stats: 6,660 views and 3 Comments

Seattle Public Library is always in need of operating and procurement funds, but rarely more than now. Use of the libraries is way up, and capital is way, way down.

Fall Preview
Posted in Seattle on 2 September 2010
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Strictly speaking, the first day of autumn falls on September 23 this year. For Seattle, though, autumn is pretty much a default state — and when you add actual, genuine autumn to it, miraculous things happen.

A Kinder, Gentler Ballgame
Posted in Seattle on 29 July 2010
Stats: 4,841 views and 2 Comments

If you have a major league jones for a ballgame but find your finances dipping below the Mendoza Line, consider a jaunt to check out the plucky Everett AquaSox.

The Seattle I Brag About
Posted in Seattle on 13 July 2010
Stats: 7,621 views and 7 Comments

I don’t really need to explain my love of Las Vegas or Bangkok to my friends. Seattle, however, is a tougher sell.

Singing with iPods in Zipcars
Posted in Seattle on 21 June 2010
Stats: 4,432 views and 1 Comment

My singing voice isn’t great, but it can hold a tune. And I love to do it. Growing up in the suburbs of Orange County, CA., singing in public was almost an act of rebellion.