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Thu, 11 Jan 2007 04:47:00 +0000Like many Seattelites I live on a hill. Usually this fact makes no difference in my day to day life but this winter has been anything but usual.
Wed, 13 Dec 2006 07:13:00 +0000Today finds me at home kicked to the curb by a head cold. I went to bed at 8 last night and was still exhausted when I woke this morning at 8:30 only to realize that no amount of cold medicine was going to take the place of just getting even more sleep. At noon I decided to at least venture out to the new Starbucks in the lobby of the local hospital. Surely I can handle walking one block I thought.
Tue, 12 Dec 2006 10:28:00 +0000I'm getting tired of gun violence in my neighborhood and in my city. According to Chief Gil Kerlikowske, gun violence rose 25% between 2004 and 2005. By May of 2006, it had already risen 35% from the same time a year before. There is even a map of Seattle's 2005 crime statistics.
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 06:35:00 +0000Last year was more of a tag-along than anything else, but this year my family and I are definately hooked on Seattle's own Jingle Bell Run, a fundraiser for fighting arthritis.
Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:56:00 +0000My dentist's office is about 8 - 10 blocks from where I live in the shadow of the Swedish Providence campus. This morning when I went in for some regular work I asked him if he ever worked with models as a kid. He has excellent fine motor skills and where I would constantly be dropping small objects (like teeth!) he had no problems buffing and shining them even without tools to hold them steady.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:24:00 +0000Over beer last night I was told the following story and given another good reason to love my neighgborhood.
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:37:00 +0000Both the Seattle Police Chief and the City council agree that more patrol officers are needed.
Sun, 12 Nov 2006 15:43:00 +0000Had a wonderful salmon frittata for brunch today at my friends' house and then hung out in pike-place market for awhile with my all too patient charming companion. Rain was a constant companion as well so it was nice to fit in a little indoor reading as well. In the process I discovered that the Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC) is participating in the fantastical 365 plays in 365 days project as written and co-organized by Susan-Lori Parks.
Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:32:00 +0000Met my friend K today for coffee at Cafe Vega after plodding through horrible traffic all the way down from Shoreline. What normally takes 15 minutes, lasted more than hour due to the heavy rain and it being a Friday.
Mon, 06 Nov 2006 14:23:00 +0000Recently while walking over to my favorite coffee spot, I happened upon these two wonderful Garden Doors.
Sat, 04 Nov 2006 13:54:00 +0000I remember when I was a kid driving into Renton to visit family and almost getting stuck in flood waters that went halfway up the car door.
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 19:00:00 +0000The Squire Park Community Council wants the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Department of Planning and Development to get serious about coming up with plans to limit the increase in SOV traffic.
Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:00:00 +0000Dorothy Allison comes to town and the proliferation of meth is looked at.
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 19:00:00 +0000Now is the time to let the city council know what you think of the proposed 2007 city budget. What ever stirs you, whether it's schools, public transportation, public safety, or public poo as Harvey Milk once made famous, now is the time to let your city council know your thoughts on the matter. If you can't make it to tonight's meeting you have another opportunity on the 30th.
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 19:00:00 +0000How going out for authentic Cheese Steaks raised questions about jurisdiction of local law enforcement.