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July 28th, 2018 - 9:07 am § in The Ave Scene

Chihuly

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July 20th, 2018 - 8:32 am § in The Ave Scene

KEEPING THE ORCAS FED

Over 220,000 young Chinook to be released on B.C. coast to help endangered orcas It’s a project started by a group of B.C fishermen that’s expected to turn big results in a few years time. CBC.CA[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 11:59 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Why Is The UW Attacking Me?

Dear Colleagues, This is an update for UW faculty and others who have been  following my story.  As a bit of background for those who may not know me: I am a tenured professor at the University of Washington and a very successful biologist.  Among other things, five of the UW’s current facu[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 12:09 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

How did Seafair get started?

The  Golden Potlatch Festival was organized and held July 17 – 22, 1911 by the  Seattle Carnival Association The slogan: “A hot time at a cool festival.” July 17th was chosen as the the date when, in 1897, two tons of gold arrived in Seattle from the Yukon on the steamship Portland. A mile-l[...]

July 11th, 2018 - 8:37 am § in The Ave Scene

Falcon in a tree

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June 28th, 2018 - 8:25 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

In the midst of Trump’s war on Obamacare, there is another huge disruptive force, Amazon.  

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack I predicted this several months ago.  When Amazon bought Whole Foods it seemed to me that the best part of that deal was real estate.   Having parking and a presence in better-off neighborhoods was perfect. The rest of the puzzle was  the absolute mess of dru[...]

June 16th, 2018 - 12:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Auctioning off Honors at Public School Graduation

Parents are paying big bucks for prime seats at public-school graduations  (abstracted from the Seattle Times) Seattle schools and PTAs are auctioning  off prime seats for graduation ceremonies.  The best seats in the house are close to the stage,  The  unobstructed views are perfect for yellin[...]

June 7th, 2018 - 8:22 am § in The Ave Scene

50 Years Since Robert’s Assassination

Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle This is the anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s death on June 6, 1968. While as a 6th grader I was caught up in my parents’ admiration of him, as an adult it was his capacity to grow as a politician that I had hoped to emulate.[...]

June 2nd, 2018 - 9:19 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene, UW

UW: Students vs Faculty

6/2/2018 Response by student: Dear faculty colleagues, I appreciate the willingness of Dr. Reddy to voice concerns with the potential strike and to advocate for the rights of undergraduate students. Despite the fact that a strike is now much less certain, I would like to offer a clarifying response.[...]