Hundreds of local high school students walked out of their classes today to protest education cuts. They then made their way to city hall chanting “no more cuts” and met with Mayor McGinn to discuss their concerns. Said one 16-year-old: “Our goal is to broadcast a message to Seattle and to Washington state that education is an inherent right and reducing the budget for education not...
The waitress has a rack, and it ain’t lamb.– My dad. 80-years-old and classy as ever.
Things I Discussed with My Parents Today
My mom and dad arrived in Seattle from NYC today. At 11am to be exact, which means we spent about 8 solid hrs together before I tipsily put them back in a cab to their hotel. For those of you who don’t know me well, picture this: my parents traveled here together, and are staying in the same room with one another, after being divorced for 21-plus yrs. No, this is not the first time they have...
“It so amazes me that a city that can host 50,000 runners, supply bathroom facilities for concerts in Central Park, and prides itself on its liberal leanings cannot efficiently and joyfully host earnest people protesting the great inequities of our current economic system. They Mayor’s conduct is outrageous and deserves the repudiation of the city’s citizens.” —...
Well, hello again Tumblr-friends. After my latest hiatus I am back and I have something to declare. I really, really, really want to be a writer. For those who know me well this isn’t a surprise. I completed by MFA in 2007 and long before that (with a decade break to be young/dumb/find myself) I’ve loved putting stories on paper. But something has always made me feel like I should...