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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

The Final Five (days to voting)

The Final Five (days to voting)

With apologies to Sam Anders, Galen Tyrol, Tory Foster, and Saul & Ellen Tigh, this post is not about you.  It’s about the final five days before all people in Washington State will have received their mail-in ballots for the 2012 General Election.  Washington is a 100% vote-by-mail state and the ballots drop late this … Continue reading

An open letter to Archbishop Sartain regarding Ref 74

An open letter to Archbishop Sartain regarding Ref 74

June 9, 2012 Dear Archbishop Sartain: In response to your ongoing Annual Catholic Appeal, I will no longer be contributing financially to support the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Your personal decisions on where to spend the limited resources, the time and effort, and the public voice of the Archdiocese have played a large role in this … Continue reading

Staying fit in Seattle

When I moved away from Seattle five years ago, I pretty quickly found a weekly pick-up basketball game.  It happened to be a bunch of people from work and we met weekly for a fun game.  I grew to really enjoy it – never quite grew to a stellar basketball player, but definitely got decent … Continue reading