Snooze alert: People like sleeping in fetal position

Here’s a headline for you: “A NEW STUDY HAS COME OUT!” Now that you’ve been thoroughly startled, let me give you the stunning details.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Be thankful, but true to our past

On the fourth Thursday of every November, Americans pig out to the fullest extent while ignoring the sins of the past.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Green tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and even though we all do a great job of gobbling up our holiday meals, we often find ourselves with a refrigerator full of leftover food.

  • Nov 20, 2008

Feed your brain with Web vitamins

It’s not as if I need to find reasons to continue indulging in arguably my favorite pastime – surfing the Internet.

  • Nov 20, 2008

Next state budget will be very painful

Just a few weeks after she won re-election, Gov. Chris Gregoire now faces a $5 billion state budget shortfall.

  • Nov 20, 2008

Gov. Gregoire wants your input on economy

Chris Gregoire was re-elected governor Nov. 4, but from the way she’s talking, you’d think her opponent, Dino Rossi, won the election.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Arrival Strategies | An excerpt from Jeremy Greenberg’s ‘Relative Discomfort’

Editor’s note: This week’s entry is an excerpt from Greenberg’s book, Relative Discomfort: The Family Survival Guide (Andrews McMee). Please check out HYPERLINK “http://www.relativediscomfort.com” www.relativediscomfort.com for book events this months and next.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Christmas, without the political correctness

We’re still a long way out from Christmas, even though one Seattle radio station is already playing holiday music around the clock, and gift catalogs have been clogging mailboxes since Halloween.

Add chairs to the endangered list

While out for a jog the other day (a jog that turned into a sprint when a German shepherd came after me), I noticed a “For Lease” sign sitting in the empty window of a failed restaurant.

  • Nov 14, 2008



  • Nov 13, 2008

How to set your iPod free

The iPod is a most beloved device. iPod owners are able to store a large portion of their music and, in newer models, video and photo collections on them and within reach, at all times.

  • Nov 13, 2008

The impact of 2008 elections

Why are old expressions old? Because human experience keeps validating them. A few timeless slogans explain why what happened, happened in the 2008 elections.

‘Coming out’ teens need their parents’ love and acceptance

“There’s no worse feeling than needing to change yourself, but not being able to, looking at yourself one way and having the world look at you a completely different way. It just hurts.”

  • Nov 12, 2008



  • Nov 10, 2008

Time to deal with the real issues

The election is over, but the sniping carries on.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Slow down by schools

I work for the Lake Washington School District as an instructional assistant and I cross students everyday to and from school. I have been doing this for 18 years and the drivers here in Redmond don’t understand when children are present, you must slow down to 20 miles per hour.

  • Nov 6, 2008

Providing online safety for children

A few weeks ago, I addressed the interest in, fascination with and complex nature of the online social networking community called MySpace.

  • Nov 6, 2008

How strip malls can end the atrocity of ethnic cleansing

I thought I’d use this week’s column for a lighthearted discussion about ethnic cleansing.

  • Nov 6, 2008

Redmond teens have plenty of volunteer opportunities

Fact: As of 2005, around 55 percent of youth between ages 12-18 in the U.S. volunteer in their community, while adults only serve about half the hours of what teens serve.

  • Nov 4, 2008

How to fix our economic mess

One thing about economics — like time and the weather — it plays no favorites.