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    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.

Posts Tagged ‘urban scene’

November 3rd, 2014 - 7:10 pm § in The Ave Scene

Finally ,,, Bringing Rapid Transit to the PNW

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service As expected the Seattle Times kvetches about taxes.  Of course they have no problem when developers want to use public resources to build and build and build,  This time, however, everyone benefits.   King County gets to be green  by [...]

July 26th, 2012 - 9:43 am § in America, politics, USA


Last year I visited this same place.  I was in Ann Arbor to celebrate a bat mitzvah but spent as much free time as  coud “seeing Detroit.” In the past, the death of an American city  have beem translated into iconic works by Capa, Smith, Frank, or their modern equivalents working for [...]

August 17th, 2011 - 5:53 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

Totem House: an obituary

Totem House was one of Seattle’s Few non-Thai but inexpensive places to eat fish.  It is now being replaced by a branch of the Red Mill … one more burger joint?  The sign now says they re-open this month. Albert Fikes stumbled into the offices of The Seattle Salmon, severely dehydrated[...]

February 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm § in Misc.

History Cafe Invades Cap Hill

More and more Seattleites identify themselves as "Locovores". At the most recent History Cafe, we were regaled by tales of urban agriculture past and present in the comfortable, living-room atmosphere of Capitol Hill's Roy St. Coffee. [...]

February 20th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Unique Opportunity: The Waterfront

This is the city founded centuries  ago by people from the Salish Sea.  The longboats of our Samish and Duwamish predecessors were part of a network of native navigation reaching from Tacoma to Alaska.  The white men came and replaced Chief Seattle’s home but the waterfront remained the cor[...]