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April 15th, 2018 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene, UW

McMorris Rogers May Fall

  Cougar pride is fungible in the voting booth! The Elway poll l  of Washington’s 5th Congressional District suggests that longtime Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers could lose to her very popular Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown. In a District usually seen as overwhelmingly Republican,[...]

April 6th, 2018 - 10:41 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A Message from The Losing Candidate for Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools

Jeanice Kerr Swift did not get our top job, but she sent a message that Superintendent Juneau should hear! A friend criticized me for opposition to Jeanice Kerr Swift .This friend, an advocate for the current Board’s directions, caused me of being out of by Ms. Swifts’s diminutive height[...]

April 5th, 2018 - 9:24 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Seattle Chooses a New Superintendent of Public Schools

Denise Juneau, the former Montana superintendent of public instruction, will take the reins of Seattle Public Schools in July.  I am happy about this. Superintendent Juneau stood out from the other two candidates in three ways .. 1. Experience She has worked not just as a teacher and administrator [...]

March 19th, 2018 - 11:43 am § in The Ave Scene

A Huge Loss … To Seattle and to Boating

The  End of the Future for My Home and for Many, Many Classical Boats … Daly’s is Gone! Going to Daly’s where  a magician had racks of pigment, will no longer be possible.  This story is sad for anyone restoring an old Seattle home and even sadder for anyone restoring an old woo[...]

March 19th, 2018 - 10:23 am § in The Ave Scene

Jew Down The Price

The origin of this saying, this feeling that Jews cannot be trusted and will do the dirty work of “money-changing”, goes back hundreds of years (a couple thousand actually). This is not innocent. Who is familiar with the Shakespearian play, Merchant of Venice? ‘Jew down the price’: G[...]

February 20th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in The Ave Scene

More evidence HQ2 for Amazon will be in Philadelphia

Amazon’s movement into healthcare makes the choice of Philadelphia  for Amazon’s  HQ2 look even more clear. Today’s piece in the Seattle Times about Amazon’s increased investments in healthcare makes my suggestion that the choice for HQ2 will be  Philadelphia clear. Amazon[...]

February 7th, 2018 - 2:00 am § in The Ave Scene

WA Ranks #8 As Best State

Travel site THRILLIST ranks all 50 for their contributions to America, so think inventions, food/drink, somewhat productive famous people, unique physical beauty, etc. 8. Washington Did you know there are temperate rainforests in the state most often confused with a district very far from it?!!? Or [...]

January 30th, 2018 - 9:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Is it Pork?

I am a fan of Reuven Carlyle.  He is one of the bright lights of the Democratic party, but … Now the State legislature finally passed its capital budget. That is good, but the budget also reflects politics, or as  Rep. Gael Tarleton said,  “The commitments to our communities that this bud[...]