Memorial Day Weekend + Great Weather = Traffic

This morning I heard a brief blurb about this weekend’s traffic. It’s going to be lovely, and there are some great events like Folklife going on (besides Folklife, my favorite so far is Tankfest in Everett at Paine Field. Everyone will be on the roads! Expect horrible traffic throughout the Puget Sound region, and plan Read More …

Aviation Film Festival: We Should Have One In The Seattle Area

My son discovered this film festival hosted by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Film Festival Now I’m wondering, with such amazing institutions like Boeing, the Museum of Flight, the Future of Flight and the Museum of History and Industry, why we don’t have a similar film festival here in Seattle. Read More …

The Story Of A Neighborhood Eyesore

A few blocks from my house in Lynnwood there’s this beat up home that screams bank-owned to me. The front window is broken out, there are two abandoned vehicles in the front yard with their windows broken out. However, this is a decent neighborhood, close to Daleway and Lynndale parks. The main drawback to the Read More …

Working in construction, this horrified me

I subscribed to Gizmoda ages ago, and enjoy the articles. However, this story both fascinates me, and frightens me a bit. Watch a Mortified Demolition Crew Accidentally Tear Down the Wrong Building Fortunately, we don’t have any demo projects that are this tightly packed. But, still, I’m quite glad that this wasn’t a project I Read More …

Seattle’s narrow comfort band

It’s pretty funny. Seattleites have a very narrow band of comfort, temperature-wise. Looks like the range is about 65 to 72. Today hit about 75 in places, with complaints about the heat ensuing. 80 brings about fears of heat stroke, and 85 is the realm of demons.  For me, I’m delighting that I’m finally able to Read More …

So, it’s official: passenger service is coming to Paine Field

I came across this at the Seattle Times: “Alaska Airlines will start passenger flights from Everett’s Paine Field” This has been hinted at for years, and then boldly stated (“Paine Field wins FAA’s approval for commercial airline flights” from 2012 and “Snohomish County OKs plan for commercial passenger terminal at Paine Field” more recently, in Read More …

And now this weekend is done 

​Spent the evening with my folks celebrating Mothers Day. I love that I’m physically close to them, so can keep an emotional closeness. Though, at times, it’s surreal to be back in Lynnwood, within sight of the home I grew up in. Many, many memories can and went. Stories told with my son, developing the Read More …