Seven years ago, I sped across the I-90 Bridge to Harborview Medical Center. As I did, I begged for God to take my life, “Take Me instead. Not Her!”
I was watching Biggest Loser, season 15 episode 5. Bingo and his mom were on.
I have always been fascinated by words and usage. I can often tell what a speaker or writer doesn’t want me to know by the duck-and-dodge words and usage.
Hours into the partial unplugging of federal government, HappyClam was anything but joyous about the feat of the nation’s elected leaders.
I have this friend. She’s a fitness writer; beautiful, talented, strong and a bit cheeky. She happens to be the person that hooked me up with my first writing gig several years ago, so regardless of her many positive attributes, she will always be the person who gave me a chance. Needless to say, when she speaks, I listen. A couple of years ago, about this time, she hopped on Facebook and presented a challenge: take a negative aspect of your body image and turn it into something you are grateful for. For example, “I am grateful for my legs. Even though they jiggle more than I would like, they take me to work and play every day.” It occurred to me that this theory could be applied to all aspects of our lives.
I am a thrifty shopper. I use coupons, rewards points, shop the sales, and shop on senior citizen discount days to maximize my dollars. I am on my way to get my free turkey. Over the months, I have squirreled away enough food to put together 8 holiday meals, representing one for each council member and the mayor.
With the curtain all but closed on the fall election, Democrats will turn their attention to filling two jobs critically important for the political party’s future in Olympia and throughout the state.
How many of you have taken a good look at the Fisherman on Veterans Memorial Drive? Did you notice a resemblance to the notorious D. B. Cooper? Have you heard the rumor that D. B. Cooper lived in Bonney Lake, just down the street from the Fisherman woodcarving? Do you think the age progression photo resembles someone you know?
Imagine a mom and dad who scraped by for 18 years to save for their son’s college tuition? They sacrificed financially by driving older cars, taking cheap vacations and not wearing the latest trendy jeans. When their son finally graduated from high school and they presented him with the tuition money, he instead buys a 2010 Ford Mustang with leather seats. Did he honor their sacrifice?
We’re learning this week where Washington’s first charter schools may open in 2014 and who may operate them. This much is certain: No one wants to do it in Snohomish County.
On Veterans Day we gather to recognize our Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard veterans who have sacrificed, both in war and in peace, to protect America and the American way of life.
Candy, jack-o-lanterns, and downtown Enumclaw’s trick or treating on Cole Street. Little kids dress up as goblins, witches, vampires, and ghouls with smiles on their faces and the store owners dress up to give out candy. They say the usual “Happy Halloween” and “Don’t you look scary” or sometimes “Cute!” for the little princesses. Where did this holiday originate from? Who started it?
Last year, Washington’s initiative process celebrated its 100-year anniversary. During that time, people from across the political spectrum have presented their reform ideas to the voters.
Nonpartisan is defined as: Based on, influenced by, affiliated with, or supporting the interests or policies of no single political party: a nonpartisan city council.
Nothing feeds a politician’s campaign coffers quite like a good partisan fight.
Are you a filmmaker? Consider making a wildlife video! This year’s Milotte Wildlife Film Festival presented by the Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is looking for filmmakers to produce a wildlife presentation of their own.
As I come up Elhi Hill I marvel at the sight of Mount Rainier, looming large. That view is the brand of Bonney Lake. I live just behind the new Franciscan Medical Pavilion, and I am thankful that the height of the new Franciscan Medical Pavilion does not block that view. That is because of planning.
Hear that beat? Feel it in your soul. Hear that rhythm? Feel it in your heart. That is a song that your heart and soul knows. A song that evokes a memory inside you. Maybe from your childhood or teen years, but wherever it comes from, it connects with you.
In the past, I have tried to point out the duties of the two branches of city government. Someone forgot that the mayor is the head of the Executive branch of the city government. The mayor is assisted by a full-time professional city administrator, who administers the day-to-day operations of the city. This includes the staff and their department heads.
What are other cities doing about parks? Recently, as the News Tribune reported, the Fife City Council, after much discussion at its regular meeting, recommended that staff move forward with a lodging tax application to possibly fund a feasibility study for a proposed sports complex.