Maui Recommendations

First, I’d recommend getting a copy of the Maui Revealed tour book.  It’s essential! Here are our favorite stops and activities on Maui: Join a snorkel tour of Molokini, a little crescent atoll off the west side of the island.  We had a great experience with Seafire Charters. Sunrise Bike Tour at Haleaka, the dormant volcano on … Continue reading

Lasaña de Verdes

This is a recipe that our great friend Gloria from Colombia shared with us when I was looking for a vegetarian dish to serve some guests.  It’s delicious! Ingredients: lasagna pasta 1 zucchini 1 bag of fresh spinach 1 head of broccoli 1 onion 1 bunch of asparagus (18+ stalks) 2 large tomatoes – diced … Continue reading

Kaser Family Egg Bread Dressing Recipe

Egg Bread Dressing Recipe Egg bread is a rich type of corn bread.  For this recipe, first you’ll make the egg bread and then you’ll use it as the key ingredient in the dressing.  Serve alongside the turkey at Christmas or Thanksgiving.  Top with turkey gravy and serve with a side of cranberry sauce! Egg … Continue reading

Nov 3, 2015 election (Seattle)

Here is how I’m voting and a brief blurb on why (only including races that have choices).  It’s also fun to check out The Stranger and Seattle Times endorsements for comic value if not complete substance! State Initiative 1366:  NO.  I don’t like the idea of hostage-taking and I don’t like Tim Eyman.  I would … Continue reading

See you in Seattle (at the Big World’s Fair)!

See you in Seattle (at the Big World’s Fair)!

I’m teaching an English as a Second Language (ESL) class at Literacy Source. We’re studying the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair as a great way to also learn about Seattle’s history and practice English at the same time. KCTS, our public television station, has a really helpful curriculum that’s making it easier to do lesson planning. … Continue reading

Urge the archbishop to walk the talk

Urge the archbishop to walk the talk

On Friday, June 28, 2013, a group of Western Washington Catholics delivered a petition to the Archbishop with over 5,500 signatures. The petition was two-fold: first, to acknowledge and support the public statement Archbishop Sartain and other Washington State bishops made recently, vocalizing their continued support of Scouting (the statement).  Secondly, however, the petition was … Continue reading

Recommendations for visiting London

Troy put together a list of suggestions for a friend visiting London and it’s worth sharing.  They make me jealous that I’m not back there right now! Things to check out: Tower of London British Museum at least swing by Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s art museums, e.g. National Portrait Gallery, V&A, etc. … Continue reading

Let’s run and jump off the fiscal cliff

Let’s run and jump off the fiscal cliff

After taking a few deep breaths and still not quite believing the overall election results, we’re at least kept amused by politics still.  Leaving aside the overblown drama with UN rep Susan Rice, the most interesting debate for me is related to the Fiscal Cliff.  So here’s what I’d do in this space and a … Continue reading