Steel Magic’s Summer Program Kickstarter Is $90 From It’s Goal!

You’ve seen me write about this org before, here and here, as I think highly of their program. Youth, kids, adults of all stripes: they have the hallmarks of a healthy organization. Their music is exceptional! Check them out and hear it for yourself.   They’re using Kickstarter to fund their summer program, so I Read More …

Marysville folks: Strawberry Festival is this weekend

Celebrating the importance of this crop to the city’s history, Marysville’s Strawberry Festival hosts many activities for the whole family. With a parade Saturday, followed by fireworks in the park being the biggest parts. If you live in Marysville, remember this disrupts movement around town. Lots of extra traffic, and State Ave will be shut Read More …

Summer Is Coming for Edmonds Own Steel Magic Northwest

This evening was Steel Magic Northwest’s “Here Comes Summer” concert, held at Edmonds Seventh Day Adventist church.  I’ve written about them before, after I saw their holiday concert. This steel drum ensemble is just amazing! Tonight’s concert was simply brilliant. An amazing amount of sound comes through these guys, and clear, crisp, wonderful sound! As Read More …

Walking this evening: A poem

An evening stroll As I’m often want To do.  These sidewalks, older than me My memories stretch back Decades.   Once, my dream,   Distant travel.  That has waned My love for this area  Grown to significant Proportions.  This path I’ve trudged At least a thousand times Changed for biredom  Now is home 

Headed to Whidbey Island this weekend? There’ll be some traffic impacts

Hey Whidbey Island ferry travelers, Catching the ferry to Whidbey this weekend? Please give yourself extra travel time. On SR 525 between Mutiny Bay and Bakken Road (mileposts 22 to 25) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. road crews will be working on this 30 mile summer paving project. Fellow cyclists, cycling the Island this weekend? Read More …

Human remains found at Picnic Point

This is an alarming thing to read:Sheriff’s office investigating human remains found at Picnic Point. At this point, there’s so very little to go with. All we really know is that it looks like the body had been there some time. Was it something nefarious, or a sad accident? No way to even guess.  Do Read More …

The Seattle Connection Of Poet Gary Snyder

Perhaps you’re familiar with Gary Snyder. Most famous for his affiliation with Beat poets like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, he work is really it’s own beast. One of my favorite writers, I read his work quite regularly. He’s quite influential on me. I find the way he combines such things as zen, Chinese literature Read More …

I just saw Wonder Woman this evening! Spoiler free, don’t worry

After a burst of luck, and some fairly mad scrambling, we were able to get down to Seattle’s Cinerama for a preview of Wonder Woman. I’ve been excited for this one for months. And, let me say, it’s well-crafted. Full disclosure: I’m generally a super-positive guy and tend not to hate anything. Just variations of enjoyment. Read More …