Posts Tagged ‘NW culture’

February 19th, 2015 - 10:37 am § in America

A Pacific NW Icon

Saddened to read the news this morning.  Former NBA player, Jerome Kersey has passed away at age 52.  Kersey was one of my favorite players growing up.  The small forwards best years were played with the Portland Trailblazers.  I just remember the passion that he played with.  He use to dunk re[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 8:29 am § in Jews, Misc.

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS:Artist Juliano Mer-Khamis Murdered in Jenin Refugee Camp

Juliano Mer-Khamis, co-founder and director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, was brutally gunned down [yesterday] in Jenin by an unknown assailant. [I cannot wrap my mind around] the scope and scale of this horrific event, both for his family (Juliano leaves behind two children, one st[...]

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

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[...]

June 17th, 2010 - 10:47 pm § in The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle Center Needs Help from the Burke!

I speak for Seattle, the Chief that is! This issue began with a proposal by the Wright family to honor Dale Chihuly.  They wanted to replace the fun forest at Seattle Center with a gallery devoted to Chihuly’s glass art and a Wright owned restaurant. Many Seattle folk objected  to the  prop[...]