• 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.

Archive for March, 2011

March 30th, 2011 - 9:45 am § in Schools & Colleges

NADER ,,Taming the Beast!

WASHINGTON — Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to “de-professionalize” college athletes. “As we near the exciting conclusion of `March Madness’ – which would more accurately be descr[...]

March 30th, 2011 - 9:25 am § in America

Sweeping Layoffs Will Improve Education?

By SAM DILLON, NY Times School authorities across the nation are warning thousands of teachers that they could lose their jobs in June, raising the possibility that America’s public schools may see the most extensive layoffs of their teaching staffs in decades. Though many of the warnings may not [...]

March 30th, 2011 - 6:47 am § in America, Politics, politics, USA

BECK … a petition

FROM BLATHERWATCH. If you want to hear Glenn Beck’s violent, paranoid rants, tune in every weekday from 6 am to 9 am on Seattle’s KTTH AM 770 — or the 8 other radio stations in Washington that broadcast Beck. Maybe that’s one of the places that Charlie Wilson, who was arrested la[...]

March 30th, 2011 - 1:18 am § in Uncategorized

Scams: Invite to China

Received in my email.  Note, no plans to pay my way!  I go, pay them to talk! Someone must bite, I get a couple of these every week!  Please feel free to respond for yourself, just don;t use my name! BIT’s 9th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST) Theme:[...]

March 29th, 2011 - 4:05 pm § in Uncategorized

Pritzker Prize

Eduardo Souto de Moura wins 2011 Pritzker Prize for Architecture.   More images here:[...]

March 29th, 2011 - 1:03 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges

Recruiting in China Pays Off for U.S. Colleges

By JACQUES STEINBERG, excerpted from NY Times Dozens of American colleges and universities are seeing a surge in applications (and similar brochures) from students in China, where a booming economy means that more families can pursue the dream of an American higher education. read more. By Karin Fis[...]

March 29th, 2011 - 7:32 am § in Misc.

Is The Japanese Nuclear Debacle a Secret War on the US?

from the Seattle Examiner Independent scientist Leuren Moret in an exclusive March 27, 2011 interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre has stated that the west coasts of the United States and Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii are being intentionally targeted by dangerous radiation from the March 11, 2011 tecto[...]

March 29th, 2011 - 12:49 am § in America

Local Reporter Makes it in Real Journalism, al Jazeera!

Over at Blatherwatch, Michael Hood reports on a local reporter who has made it.  Dorothy Parvaz is now in Iran working for Al Jazeera. This gig comes after being an investigative reportet for the PI.  In that role she tweaked noses enough to get on Hannity, leading to  O’Reilly to eventuall[...]

March 28th, 2011 - 11:21 pm § in Uncategorized

Humor: PhD Student Inherits Bad Project


March 28th, 2011 - 10:53 pm § in Schools & Colleges

PETITION: Stop Cashing In On Low-Income Students

There are now 47,572 signatures on this petition aimed at the Washington Post, owner of Kaplan University. Many of the concerns driving this petition are similar to those I have raised here about Western Governors University.  While WGU has the claim of being non profit, it seems to me that the eff[...]