Realizing my influence

I had a powerful realization today. While training some junior belts, I noticed one, a high-school aged young woman, was watching me closely. Everything I said and did was watched closely.  I saw how much potential I had to build her up, or tear her down. It’s sobering and humbling. Knowing how nuch influence I Read More …

So, I’m Not A Fan Of The Bite Of Seattle, The Taste Of Edmonds, And Such

Ok, so I’m a killjoy: I’m not a fan of the Bite of Seattle nor the Taste Of Edmonds. So, I don’t truly hate them. They do create a nuisance to the neighbors, and add to the traffic misery that’s the Seattle region. But that’s really not the root of things. I remember back in Read More …

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 …

May is Muppets Month in Seattle!

First off, on May 13th, the Seattle Public Library will host Jim Henson Con at the Central Library. Running from 10 am to 5 pm, this all ages event will have such activities as crafts, costumes, and, my favorite, a Labyrinth Sing-Along! Then starting on May 20, MoPOP will be hosting¬†The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Read More …

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

Perhaps you, like me, has a medicine cabinet filled with expired medications you have had no idea what to do with. The garbage, as well as the toilet, we know are terrible. So, here’s a solution: the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In south Snohomish Read More …

Any of you going to #Seattle’s “Network After Work” Event this Wednesday, March 22

Hey Seattle-based chums, Any of you planning on attending “Network After Work Seattle at Amber“? It’s Wednesday evening right by Pike Place Market. For me, driving to downtown mid-week/evenings is a bit of a pain. Back when I worked at Starbucks it was easy (it’s only a few minutes north, and, ostensibly, on my way home). Read More …

Hey Lynnwood Folks, Time To Register For the August Kids Fire Camp

Looks like a really fun time for the kids. Put on by the good folks of Lynnwood Fire.   Register Now for Kids Fire Camp! Come join the men and women of Lynnwood Fire for a fun-filled week of learning all about the job of a firefighter. Activities include water safety, rescue practices, firefighting, and Read More …

Random Randomness

Well, it’s the Friday Eve of a rather maniacal week. February has nearly completed its arc, March is queuing up its show. This month felt solidly off balance. Busyness facilitates that sensation. This past Tuesday my son and I went to see Roman vs Fousey. They’re two YouTube stars popular amongst near sociopathic youths, so Read More …

Tonight! Henna & Reflexology in Edmonds’ FABRIC OF LIFE

I subscribed to Fabric of Live’s email list many moons ago. Back, baaaack when they were in their first store location. I love the work they do, and the service they provide to the greater world. Great folks with a great mission. A big plus: the ambiance of the store is deeply tranquil. I guess Read More …