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 …

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 …

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 …

Lesser Seattle and Other Thoughts

I grew up reading Emmett Watson (a key part of Seattle’s literary history), and decided to revisit some of his writings. Currently, I’m working my way through Emmett Watson: “My Life In Print” (affiliate link). This book has a whole section about his, somewhat tongue-in-cheek writings about a somewhat fictional organization: the Society for Lesser Seattle. The Read More …

Congrats to the good folks at Canlis on it’s James Beard Award

This is fun news for Seattle foodies: Canlis Takes Home Its First James Beard Award. (Seattle Met Magazine) I’ve not dined at good ol’ Canlis. Mainly, I’m a northend guy, and making my way down there is a bit challenging. And then there’s the price tag… Anyway, all the best to good folks at Canlis! 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 …

It’s May Day: Expect Wacky Traffic In Seattle Today

Came across this article and thought it worth sharing, even though I won’t be going into the city and sharing in the misery. Please Plan Ahead for Traffic Impacts on May Day onthemove.seattle.gov – Sue Romero – Apr 27, 10:17 AM SDOT advises travelers that on Monday, May 1, a number of demonstrations and rallies Read More …