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October 30th, 2018 - 9:18 am § in Misc.

I WILL VOTE YES ON I-1634

The measure, called the “Keep Groceries Affordable Act of 2018,”  is being attacked from the left because, shock shock, the sweet beverage industry is spending millions to attack Seattle’s soda tax.  Despite my core dislike of corpulent corporations, I am voting with the companies! The[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 1:38 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

How Unions Destroyed Public Education

The WAPOST has an excellent OPED saying that we are training far too many elementary school teachers.  The article also argues that the real need is for teachers with expertise in specific content area, from English to Special Ed and STEM.   The article places the blame on teachers unions that re[...]

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[...]

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.[...]

November 19th, 2017 - 1:00 am § in Misc.

Next BIG Idea for Seattle

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November 16th, 2017 - 1:39 am § in The Ave Scene

Overheard at Starbucks:

Amazon Newbie: “It’s been raining a long time. When does it stop?” Native: “Next July.”[...]

September 17th, 2017 - 1:56 am § in The Ave Scene

Hong Kong offers the future of housing in Seattle

IS THIS SEATTLE”S FUTURE?[...]

July 21st, 2017 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene

WHY I OPPOSE PROP 1

If Prop. 1 were a character in a novel, the genre would be picaresque, like “Don Quixote” — lurching from one misadventure to another toward its fate. .. Seattle Times Proposition 1 is on our ballot.  It would add a .1% sales tax and use that money to “support the arts.”  That so[...]