If you missed the ABC live broadcast on June 15, close your eyes and imagine that you’ve just stepped onto a 2” steel cable stretched into a cold, heavy mist. The mist obscures the other side, but you know it’s four football fields away! Within minutes you’re beyond the clamor of well wishers, walking alone [...]
I like toy stores. Seeing the old classics (Legos, pogo sticks, balsa wood gliders, etc…) always provides a pleasant reminder of childhood innocence. Yet on a recent visit to my local toy store, my reminiscing received a disturbing jolt. Turning a corner, I found myself confronted with colorful representations of various disease microbes like “Cholera,” [...]
In his March 18th article, “Food news can cause indigestion,” The Seattle Times staff columnist Jerry Large humorously begins, “Do you eat food? If yes, then maybe you haven’t been reading all the latest news.” Large writes how he is striving to adapt to changing nutrition recommendations and doing “whatever it takes to stay healthy.” [...]
Did you catch the PBS series on Prohibition this week? As the “King of the Puget Sound Bootleggers,” Seattle’s legendary Roy Olmstead made an appearance in the second episode of the three-part series. I’m writing to add more to his story after he was arrested and convicted of bootlegging. When Olmstead was sent to prison [...]
On this eve before Christmas, I’m happy to share a post from my friend and colleague, John Clague. John is the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. Thanks for your thoughts John, and warm wishes to everyone for this Christmas! This season has many meanings for people: gifts, cheer, a tree, gatherings, promises, hope, [...]
Like his previous thriller, “The Da Vinci Code,” Dan Brown’s current best seller takes the reader on a fascinating tour of architectural symbols, statuary and cryptic meaning. No longer centered in Rome or Paris, “The Lost Symbol” is all about the U.S. capitol in Washington D.C.
He’s been gone for almost half a century, still he has been mentioned in the local Seattle media at least a half dozen times in 2010 alone. The life of Roy Olmstead (1886-1966) is a compelling story since he is considered by some as one of the most romantic figures in Seattle’s history. It’s no [...]
Remember The Black Eyed Peas’ first hit rap song of 2004, “Where is the Love?” replete with rhyming lyrics like livin’ and givin’, mama, drama trauma? Don’t listen to rap music? No worries. As my wife will readily attest, I’m not exactly “down” myself. I’m not even sure what that means. Nonetheless, whenever I hear [...]