Long-Suffering RadioShack, My Geeky Youth Paradise

It pains me a bit to see RadioShack suffering so (see No new bidders emerging in RadioShack’s bankruptcy as 2,000 stores face closure over at Geekwire). It doesn’t surprise me, just saddens me. As an electronics enthusiast growing up (back in the 70s and 80s) this was THE place to see stuff, to get your gear. I Read More …

Ah, Life!

Woke this morning listening to birds punctuate the silence. Delightful and heart-warming, clearly reminding me how good my life is. Sometimes it’s easy to fill up on life’s negativity. Then it spills over and crafts a life of misery, despair, anger and fear. Taking time to focus on beauty, on love, absorb it, pull it Read More …

Emerald City Comicon Is Underway

Oh, dear geek friends, Emerald City Comicon fans, I know some folks felt slighted by this statement from Washington State’s DOT: 80,000 @emeraldcitycon fans not considered a ‘major event’ for @wsdot http://t.co/9KTlti2sQf pic.twitter.com/4RAIEOFOzK — KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (@KIRORadio) March 24, 2015 It’s easy to feel slighted when one has lived their lives as the Read More …

Buskers and Street Performers of All Stripes, Lynnwood Seeks Thee!

Oooh, summer time is sneaking up on us, and with that Farmer’s Market time! If you’re a performer, here’s a great opportunity to arrange a fun gig in the sun. Ok, it’ll be sunny some of the time… Call for Performers Seeking Singers, Musicians, Bands, Jugglers & Magicians The City of Lynnwood would like to Read More …

Admiring my neighbors

Due to my Fitbit’s constant presentation of my inactivity, I decided to walk in the evenings. Not every night, but several see me striding through these suburbs which I call home. A few nights ago, I hear a buzzing spatter, then see the brilliant blue of welding. A Boeing welder exploring their artistic side? Or Read More …

Passion, Connection, Transportation

I’m often giving a lift to one of the teens at my taekwondo studio, and I’m often pinged for last minute rides, sometimes involving a fair amount of driving. A few friends question why I make myself that accessible for such. “Am I just being a sucker”? The short answer: “no”. I deeply value helping Read More …

Hey, Everett is hosting the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

Everett’s Xfinity Arena hosts world class events all the time. Here’s another: Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships Return to XFINITY Arena April 8-10, 2016  XFINITY Arena at Everett will again play host to more than 300 of the world’s best gymnasts when they compete in the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships April 8-10, 2016.  In 2012, Read More …

Congrats to the Lynnwood High Girls Basketball Team

Earlier this week, Lynnwood’s Mayor and City Council were able to give the most formal of congratulations to our local State Champs!  As a Meadowdale alum and long-time Lynnwood resident, just want to say how proud I am of our local kids doing great things. Here’s the formal proclamation from the City of Lynnwood The Read More …

Everett is building community one bad note at a time

One of the most clever fundraisers I’ve seen in some time. If nothing else, it shows the courage of your friends and neighbors. _________________________________________________________________ EVERETT DOESN’T HAVE TALENT (ACTUALLY SOME DO) Annual YMCA of Snohomish County Campaign Karaoke Night Friday, March 27, 2015  –  7 PM Kroakers Neighborhood Bar 3021 Rucker Avenue, Everett, WA Come watch Read More …

New Edmonds Restaurants

According to this post (on My Edmonds News), we have a Spuds Fish & Chips AND a Top Pot Donuts coming to Salish Crossing (that’s what’s being built in the old (ancient?) Safeway building right next to the train station. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. More about the Salish Crossing development Read More …