Ezell’s Coming Back To Lynnwood?

On my drive into the office today, I passed the strip mall on the north side of 196th (just east of 40th) and was pretty certain that I saw an Ezell’s Chicken sign. A few years ago, they closed their first Lynnwood store (on 76th & 196th; Ezell’s was still showing on this Google map Read More …

A weekend of rocket fun

Last weekend, my son and I decided to build a model rocket, an Estes Taser. To fly the thing, we went to Edmonds Elementary’s play-field. I flew many, many rockets over the course of my youth. One challenge with rockets in this region, though: trees. Well, tress and wind. I estimate I lost a few Read More …

Mortgage Qualifications Ebb & Flow

Since the beginnings of “the financial crisis”, lending rules tightened massively. I’ve been hearing that these criteria have been loosening, at least slightly. Then I have these message in my inbox:       Though getting lending more accessible is desperately important to rebuild the housing market, I don’t want to see a return to Read More …

Social Media Marketing Event in Everett June 25

Hey everyone, This coming Wednesday June 25th, my office is sponsoring Tech Savvy Today. These speakers have all successfully used modern marketing, branding, and social media to build dynamic and powerful businesses. It’s a whopping $25, which gets you in front of some key thought leaders in this space. Not only do I recommend this, Read More …

Ruminations from my walk

I’ve long adored my walks. A magnificent way to get exercise and explore a community. Walking today in this place I’ve spent most of my life had deeper meaning than most. I reflected on my friends, on several issues I care deeply about, and on how this area is both the same yet different. Also, Read More …

Father’s Day Weekend Fun Around Seattle, Edmonds

Well, it looks like a lovely, rainy Father’s Day weekend in Greater Seattle land. Which may be a bit of a bummer, but we Northwesterners know how to cope. So, looking for some reason to brave the rain and depart the abode? I have a few suggestions. Oh, and let me clear, this isn’t even Read More …