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I guess this means we’ve had a wet spring here in the Pacific Northwest:
Or that I need to paint the lawn furniture.
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.
Here is the background:
The Web site WikiLeaks.org 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 [...]
A wish to a future where
No one knew the dead
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 [...]
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.
…Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News Prez. Roger Ailes. Whodathunk? Blathering Michael has the scoop.
Who’s the Worst. President. Ever? From Harpers Magazine:
Now in all fairness, historians should wait a while before passing judgment on a presidentâ€™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, [...]
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 [...]
This is it. After 118 years, today is the last day for the King County Journal.
And I’ll miss it.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]