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President and Mrs. Obama’s Christmas Message

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Northwest Living

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

I guess this means we’ve had a wet spring here in the Pacific Northwest:

Or that I need to paint the lawn furniture.

Earth Day 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Plant a tree, inflate your car tires, look into the tax benefits of setting up a home solar or wind power generation station…. There are many paths to being good to the earth.

Collateral Murder

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Here is the background:

The Web site released a graphic video on Monday showing an American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver in a July 2007 attack in Baghdad.
Reuters had long pressed for the release of the video, which consists of 38 minutes of black-and-white aerial video and conversations between pilots in [...]


Monday, May 25th, 2009

Memorial day
A wish to a future where
No one knew the dead

Earth Day 2008

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Here’s something germane to the spirit of Earth Day that you can do today. Try to come up with a set of earth-friendly objectives that you can accomplish or implement over the next year. Here are some ideas:

Reduce the solid waste leaving your home. Set up a system that [...]

Earth Hour Debriefing

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

How did you spend your Earth Hour?
Kathy and I played two games of Crazy Eights, two games of Yahtzee, and two games of Gin Rummy. By candlelight. And with a fire in the fireplace. It was rather romantic.
We split the wins at three games apiece.

Guess Who Hates Bill-O the Clown?

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

…Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News Prez. Roger Ailes. Whodathunk? Blathering Michael has the scoop.

Oh, Yeah.

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Who’s the Worst. President. Ever? From Harpers Magazine:

Now in all fairness, historians should wait a while before passing judgment on a president’s who served recently, much less one still in office. But the current incumbent is a special case. After all, 81 percent of Americans, according to a recent New York Times poll, [...]

Bye, Bye Bobby

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I was in fifth grade when Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky for the world chess championship in 1972. The event catalyzed my transition from a kid who knew the rules and occasionally played a game to a chess enthusiast. Soon thereafter, I read Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, and gained my first [...]

Gone After 118 Years

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

This is it. After 118 years, today is the last day for the King County Journal.
And I’ll miss it.

King County Journal, R.I.P.

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The King County Journal is going out of business in less than a month. It’s too bad. Even though it is not a first rate paper, I typically go through the online version every morning. The King County Journal covers stuff in eastern King County that just doesn’t make it in [...]

James Brown, 1933–2006

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Several days ago he was handing out toys for Christmas in his home town. And this morning James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, the inventor of Funk, is dead at the age of 73.
Here is a remarkable performance by a 71 year old Brown of his hit It’s a [...]

Making it Work

Monday, November 27th, 2006

This coming Thursday, the King County Journal will have a new owner. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the current owner, Horvitz Newspapers Inc., announced sale of the Journal to Black Press Ltd. of Victoria, B.C.
It looks like the new owners will try to make a go of it…

Don Kendall, general manager of [...]

University of Washington Finalizes Deal for Safeco Building

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

My first reaction to the news that Safeco was moving from the University district to downtown Seattle was, “the University must acquire that building!” It’s true. The University of Washington has an extreme space crunch that affects scheduling of classrooms, office allocation, and has caused researchers to lose or forgo research opportunities. [...]

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