Sakura-Con

Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Member attendance for Sakura-Con 2016 was over 23,000 individuals, with most members attending all three days!

Compline at St. Marks Cathedral

Every Sunday night at 9:30, Seattle’s St. Marks Cathedral hosts compline. For those not versed in Anglican church history, compline is sung evening prayer, harkening back to monastic traditions. They’ve been performing this weekly for decades. It was compline that attracted me to the Episcopal church. After attending the service for several months, a friend Read More …

Discussing Coffee

Coffee came up several times for me today. Ok, well that sounds like a case of indigestion. Coffee came up in discussion several times today. Which got me thinking… Coffee holds a special place in my life, and my heart. First: well, coffee goes back to childhood. I adored smelling coffee brewing growing up. Loved the Read More …

A Haiku About The BC Fires

I guess I’m lucky. My major impact from these fires has been increased sneezing. It might also play a part in the migraines I’m fighting these past few days. There are many folks for whom this is seriously debilitating. I’m glad that’s not me.  Any way, as I’m want to do, here’s a haiku for Read More …

Seattle vs The Heat 

I’m not excited by the expected high temperatures over the next few days. Sure, for much of the world, these temperatures are not considered hot. In western Washington, though, this is near inferno.  This region is often described as “temperate”. Our relatively narrow band of temperatures makes those of us adapted to it very uncomfortable Read More …

Housing market concerns for greater Seattle 

I’ve read several articles the past few days that give me pause. The rise of housing prices is the center. And the fact they’re outpacing wage growth deeply concerns me.  There’s a significant population who’s losing their ability to afford basic subsistence in this region I love. Many friends of mine, who’ve lived here their Read More …

Some Recommended Regional Real Estate Reading

Here are few articles that feature important information about the greater Seattle area: Seattle home prices rise at more than twice national average, as U.S. tech hubs see biggest gainsI know most everyone is aware of the regions housing prices and the issues they’ve spawned. It is valuable to have quantitative info to support the Read More …

A new band to me: Fell From A Star

My friend Anna, over at Anna’s Transformation mentioned a band, Fell From A Star in her recent post. I listened to their song Made of Diamonds, which I think is pretty good. Love the vocals along with the harmonic blend. If you have Spotify, you can stream their album Made of Diamonds, which I’m doing now. They’re Read More …