City of Lynnwood’s Upcoming Holiday Events

The good folks at the City of Lynnwood have pulled together several holiday events to help launch the season.   Upcoming Holiday Events Lynnwood Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, December 5, 5-6:30pm More Info Holiday Open House at Heritage Park Sunday, December 6, 1-4pm More info Public Menorah Lighting – Celebrate the Festival of Lights Sunday, Read More …

An Evening With Aaron Strumpel At Trinity Lutheran

I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with Aaron before, so it was really a delight to see him perform again. The tranquility his music elicits calms me, settling my brain into a contemplative place, connecting me with the divine. Below is one of the pieces performed this evening. When you have the chance to Read More …

Stevens Pass Timelapse Video And A Slight Ski Season Update

My buddy Toby just posted this video shot up on the Stevens Pass ski area. Though not yet open, the region’s ski season has started: Mount Baker and Crystal are open! So, my skier buds, make sure you bookmark these sites: Ski Washington On The Snow There is a second video below this one. Stevens Pass’ Read More …

Some reflections on the windstorm

It’s been an interesting week. During Tuesday’s storm I was sitting in a class up above downtown Everett. Quite the bluster! Even in the 6th floor of a modern high-rise, we could hear the wind. Fortunately, my friends and family came through reasonably unscathed, with the greatest problems being power losses and fence destruction. Many Read More …

A random thought about garages in Lynnwood

While walking my neighborhood a few evenings ago I looked closer at these houses in Lynnwood. Built in the 50s and 60s garages, they all have itty bitty garages. Today’s cars don’t fit. And I remember those 50s, 60s, 70s vintage cars. They were a tad bit bigger than cars today. Clearly, garages were for storage, not auto storage. Read More …

KPLU, KUOW, Evolutions and Deaths

I care deeply about journalism. Having quality, full time staff to dive deeply into issues is critical for our culture, for our democracy. Additionally critical: willingness to dive deeply into serious issues that need coverage, regardless of ratings. It’s critical from the national level all the way down to the local/hyperlocal. And, I’d argue, it’s Read More …