Opinion

Persistence pays off for lower Bear Creek

Finally, the funding is here for the restoration of lower Bear Creek, proving that politicians can cross party lines and accomplish something positive for the community.

  • Sep 29, 2008

More pain for the pergola

A semi-trailer truck recently clipped a corner of the historic downtown Pioneer Square pergola in Seattle.

  • Sep 26, 2008

Apathy is tearing apart our country

Can you name our country’s biggest problem? No, it’s not a decay of morals, though there probably is. No, it’s not our economic inefficiencies or the crash of Wall Street. No, it’s not a desensitizing to violence and other people’s tragedies as a result of the TV news or YouTube. No, it’s not the boatloads of money and mounds of mud being thrown around in the name of votes. And it’s not even the near-complete corruption of our elected officials. These are all huge issues we must fix, but the biggest problem facing our country is apathy. We just don’t care.

Please, I’m in a hurry

This column is written in defense of a very misunderstood group in our society: those of us who are always in a hurry.

  • Sep 24, 2008

Gregoire to blame for budget deficit | John Carlson

Is Washington running a surplus or a deficit? In last Saturday’s debate, Governor Christine Gregoire stated that Washington was running an $800 million dollar surplus, while other states were entangled in deficits.

Installing new home furnace can drive your cranium crazy

The autumnal equinox is here. Labor Day may be the ceremonial finale to summer, but the equinox is the meteorological “so long, see ya next year.”

  • Sep 22, 2008

Here’s to the losers

I was sitting in the stands a few of weeks ago when the Huskies football team saw a potential victory evaporate faster than spilled beer on a hot sidewalk – all because of a referee’s call. A fan sitting just behind me meant to shout, “This is an outrage!” But instead, the words came out, “This is bull___!”

  • Sep 20, 2008

Cloud computing: nebulous or not?

The ever-changing face of technology is morphing yet again and there’s another buzz phrase for everyone to begin integrating into their tech vernacular: cloud computing.

  • Sep 18, 2008

The safety seat

In today’s hectic world of parenthood, you may be overlooking something very simple, but very important: your child’s car seat.

  • Sep 18, 2008

Vision problems can be major roadblock to childrens’ school success

As thousands of children head back to school this month, it is a good time to make sure they are well prepared for academic success.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Teacher strikes and the toothless law

Now that the Bellevue teachers’ strike is over, it’s time to ask and answer a simple question: Are teachers’ strikes acceptable?

Scary times with Father Will

My granduncle was the oldest man I had ever seen. His name was Father William Cashman, and I guessed his age at 500 or 600 years, but that was just a guess. He may have been older.

  • Sep 12, 2008

Consolidating several e-mail accounts

Taking center stage this week, we address how to consolidate those numerous and unwieldy e-mail accounts and, on a lighter note, present where to creatively assemble your summer memories online.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Managing security during a remodeling project

Security of your home during a remodeling project is of paramount importance.

  • Sep 8, 2008

Cell phone spirituality

I have to admit that ever since the Reverend Jesse Jackson threatened to castrate Barack Obama, I’ve been in a spiritual funk.

  • Sep 8, 2008

It’s easy to be a weather wizard on your computer

September is here. The kids are back in school. And the Fall Equinox is right around the corner.

  • Sep 6, 2008

My bid for president

I suppose this is coming a bit late in the game, but I don’t have much going on right now, so I have decided to run for president.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Who will win in November

Election day is still a couple months away but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our State will vote. I think Washington will cast its votes for Democrat Barack Obama for President and Republican Dino Rossi for Governor.

Kids who self injure need your love and support

Your first clue may be as obvious as the unexplained cuts and bruises on your daughter’s body or as subtle as her odd preference for long sleeves on hot days.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Get ready for the main event

If politics were boxing — and sometimes it certainly seems that way — then we have finished with the sparring and it’s now time for the main event.

  • Sep 1, 2008