• President Romney

    romney on FTN
    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.


    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • THE Ave Scene

    21st ave E as bike wayOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest street in Seattle’s gentrifying Capital Hill neighborhood.   THE-Ave, talks about a broader scene .. centered on the UW but including the arts, the food, the politics, the “scene” surrounding UW.  The best way to see some of this gentler side of THE Ave is to click the map.

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.



    Roger RabbitRoger is our resident Chief Justice of the cabbage patch.  A former judge and a former journalist, this furry creature is cynical about most things, legalistic about law, and even .. at times … good at making fun.

  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

  • romney on FTN
    THE-Ave.US was the first media to break the news that Mitt Romney was going to run for Apostle of the Mormon Church rather than seeking a second term as President.  Click here for timely stories about the Presidency under Mitt Romney.

February 12th, 2016 - 4:54 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: What is it?

A. Secret radio from North Korea

B. Early computer from 1969

C. el Quaeda airplane bomb

D. Control module for first robot

E. Soviet era radio

February 12th, 2016 - 3:22 am § in Misc.

Happy Darwin Day


February 12th, 2016 - 12:20 am § in Misc.

New French … “oignon” becomes “ognon.”

If you happen to be writing in French about tasting oysters and onions on a weekend in August, things are about to change. Starting in September,schools in France will teach new spellings of some words in a bid to simplify the written language. Under the spelling reforms, the circumflex over i and[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 11:15 pm § in Misc.

Tagore on UW Unionization

 From the AAUP Listserv  Rajib Doogar This is meant as a largely light-hearted aside/riff evoked by Professor Peñas use of the formulation “… for the people …”.  But, as always, in the spirit of the greatest Marx of the them all, “no aspersions unintended.” [...]

February 11th, 2016 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

GOP: In South Carolina, a ‘viper’s nest’ awaits

POLITICO: Down in South Carolina, it’s different. The litany of dirty GOP politics in the Palmetto State is very long.  Whispers and rumors range from John McCain having an illegitimate black child to a bogus Mitt Romney Christmas card with controversial quotes from the Book of Mormon. Flier[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 2:07 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Election is Over, John Lewis Endorses Hillary

John Lewis endorses Clinton, says he’s never met Sanders Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis joins other leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. When asked… MSNBC.COM[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 1:51 pm § in Misc.

Chaos for GOP

GOP Grows Anxious About Rubio… ‘There’s A Definite Level Of Concern’… Rubio Keeps Defending Repeat Glitch… Surrogates Blame The Media… Marco Eyes Brokered Convention… Cruz Prepares For Streetfight vs. Rubio And Trump…[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 8:09 am § in Misc.

How the Mahatma Would Have Fought the Arabs

Gandhi on Israel and Palestine They should seek to convert the Arab heart. The same God rules the Arab heart who rules the Jewish heart. They can offer satyagraha in front of the Arabs and offer themselves to be shot or thrown into the Dead Sea without raising a little finger against them. Several l[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 1:42 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 99: “Where they burn books, at the end they will also burn people”

As a scholar, the conflict in my family over my effort to create a book from my father’s records of the liberation of  Buchenwald, is all too reminiscent of a three hundred year old  event that was to prove seminal to Jewish history and much of the horror others have faced wherever books h[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 1:18 am § in Misc.

The People Are Invited: Sawant has People’s Assembly!

While Kshama Sawant is meditating on whether to run against Pramila Jayapal for Congress, our council hero is preparing for the 2016 edition of her annual People’s Assembly : People’s Assembly 2016 hosted by Kshama Sawant Saturday, February 27 at 11 AM Seattle City Hall 600 4th Ave Join Ksham[...]

February 10th, 2016 - 8:16 am § in Misc.

BUCHENWALD 97: Dr. Seuss And The Jews

A major reason why I am fighting so hard for my brother’s effort to destroy my Dad’s heritage as one of the liberators of Buchenwald is  the mundane acceptance of the holocaust by Americans as late as early April 1945 when Buchenwald and its feeder camps came under US Army control. [...]

February 10th, 2016 - 5:39 am § in Misc.

UW President Responds To Attacks By SEIU

EMAIL to AAUP Listserve from Ana Mari Cauce Dear All, I’ve been very sparse in communicating on the listserve, especially now that unionization seems to be taking up most of the oxygen. But, I did want to respond to Amy’s email because it questions the integrity and intentions of the UW[...]

February 12th, 2016 - 2:48 am § in Misc.

Crocodiles Climb Trees!

   Watch Out Below! Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee have shown that  crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America can climb trees.[...]

February 12th, 2016 - 1:33 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Christian Monotheism


February 12th, 2016 - 1:12 am § in America, politics, Science

Radical Republicans

League of Conservation Voters Senator Mark Kirk‘s statements yesterday denying climate change were not only confusing, but also historically and scientifically inaccurate. We were glad to se…e him come out and clarify his views on climate change today, but we want him to take the next st[...]

February 11th, 2016 - 6:05 pm § in Misc.

NY cop convicted

Maybe the tide is finally turning against killer cops. A jury has convicted a New York City cop with an itchy trigger finger who shot an innocent man in a dark stairwell in November 2014. The killing of Akai Gurley, 28, by Officer Peter Liang spurred angry demonstrations. Liang faces up to 15 years [...]

February 11th, 2016 - 5:22 pm § in Misc.

Do People Still Ask These Questions?