Enjoying the cherry blossoms at UW 

We wandered around campus last weekend. Stunned by the masses of tourists…I heard that there were tour buses. Very cool l guess. But out wasn’t the most lovely thing. Still, the blossoms were a lovely site. I always enjoy walking campus while they bloom.  Another thing I enjoy about the U district: food. An interesting Read More …

Some Edmonds Centric Stuff This Weekend

There are a few fun events around my neighborhood this weekend. There’s a high likelihood you’ll find me at one of the things below.  Edmonds Bird Fest: celebrating our fine feathered friends  Farmer’s Market: one of my favorite things about summer around here  The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival:  Lastly, we’ll very likely spend some time playing Pokemon Read More …

Lynnwood Is Hosting Community Disaster Preparedness Town Hall on March 15

As many/most of you know, Western Washington is due (perhaps even overdue) for a major earthquake. The best thing we can do is prepare. And our friends at the City of Lynnwood have pulled together the following event below to do just that.   What would you do in a natural disaster or emergency? Would Read More …

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Stumbled upon this site today: Lexicon of Sustainability. A great series introducing so much of the work I valued at Starbucks. One of the deepest privileges of my life: Corporate Social Responsibility. Working with the greatest minds on the cutting edge of societal change transformed me. One constant issue we faced, clarifying such terms as Read More …

Seafair weekend

Ah, the big weekend! Seafair! This is a pretty big deal in the Seattle region, for the unfamiliar. Brings back loads of memories for me. Cutting out hydro shaped boats to be towed behind bicycles. Many musical memories of marching in Seafair parades. The Seattle Center vibrant and alive, more so than the average summer’s Read More …

Walking in Lynnwood

I love walking; decent exercise and good for maintaining connection to the neighborhood. Yes magazine featured their Most Walkable Suburb, and we have much to learn from Arlington, VA. I’d like to see businesses better integrate into neighborhoods. This would feature some really basic notions, like sidewalks in parking lots and better flow design. The Read More …

It’s time to Give Big tomorrow

All the non-profits I love have been pinging me, reminding me about this fantastic opportunity to increase my donation’s reach: the Seattle Foundation’s Give Big.  Amazing,  and somewhat overwhelming opportunity. But it’s glorious way to increase the organizations-you-care-about’s funding, so take a minute tomorrow and make a difference.    

Tomorrow! Greendrinks Start-up Fair!

When I worked in Environmental Affairs, and worked in Seattle, I attended these regularly.  It’s a bit of a hike, though, so, the likelihood of me making it there are slim. I still highly recommend attending, though. It’s definitely worth the time.  You’ll meet amazing people doing incredible work. Tomorrow is our first ever Greendrinks Read More …

Meeting the New Meadowdale Middle

A few nights ago I attended Meadowdale Middle School’s Information Night. As an alum it’s a particularly unique sensation. The evening definitely clarified the transition upon us: the journey into the middle school years. Oddly, I haven’t felt much fear or angst about the boy’s transition, though others on this journey around me do. Talking with those other parents, Read More …

Realtors and Community

I’ve met the occasional real estate agent who struggles with an over-inflated sense of self. This is rather rare, though. More often, though, they’re fighting insecurity, failing to see the value they add. Well, outside of a real estate transaction, that is. Perhaps that’s why so many people lose contact with their agents, even though Read More …