Yesterday I was out shopping and pulled into the grocery store right next to this… clearly he/she was bone to be wild.Read More Ghost Rider?!
Thank you veterans.Read More Freedom Isn’t Free
Oh, for more time to blog. 2020 was, in the words of a 9 year-old quoted in the media, like looking both ways before you cross the road and getting hit by a submarine. There were many blessings; for those I am grateful. I also feel like 2020 added on an extra 10 years. But […]Read More 2021 A.D.
Moonrise on Independence Day, July 4th, 2020 in Seattle was 9:11 P.M. By that time the penumbral lunar eclipse was happening, causing a slight shadow to fall upon the full moon. People asked me what I was waiting for when they saw my camera. One woman seemed to think my wait was pointless until– SHAZAM! […]Read More Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Independence Day 2020… the first Fourth of July in my lifetime without parades and fireworks and the usual community mingling. So imagine my delight when I learned of Lakeview of Kirkland’s drive-thru parade for their residents and seven veterans! Lakeview is a senior living facility south of downtown Kirkland, Washington. Among their seven veterans are […]Read More A Very Kirkland 4th
Today is Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day. This is usually a big deal in Ballard, now considered a Seattle neighborhood that used to be (and still should be) its own entity. But thanks to the restrictions on free association and public gatherings, Syttende Mai is a silent affair this time around. There’s no parade, no […]Read More Gratulerer Med Dagen
During a Passover Seder, four questions are asked: On all other nights, we eat chametz (leavened foods) and matzah. Why on this night, only matzah? On all other nights, we eat all vegetables. Why, on this night, maror (bitter herbs)? On all other nights, we don’t dip even once. Why on this night do we dip twice? On all […]Read More Passover 2020
Wow. Check out this powerful post from The Irish Aesthete, one of my all-time favorite blogs. Author Robert O’Byrne quotes an excerpt from the prayer known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate, otherwise known as the Lúireach Phádraig or Faeth Fiada. The photography and thoughts on The Irish Aesthete are impeccably researched and brilliant. O’Byrne has done […]Read More Faeth Fiada
Driving down 7th Avenue near Market Street in Kirkland, you may be startled by a group of people dressed in gauzy white dancing on the lawn. While not a fan of the ghosts and gore part of Halloween, I had to stop and admire the thought that went into this macabre display. What is so […]Read More Ring Around the Ghoulies
Bothell’s Yakima Fruit Market is a family-owned business that has been around for 81 years. Sound Transit intends to put a bus lane right through it. Please stop by and grab a postcard to send to Sound Transit in the interest of saving this Bothell institution. Right now it seems like Bothell is destroying all […]Read More Yakima Fruit Market