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You may find yourself asking this question if you’re the parent of a 12- to 16-year-old. Suddenly, the sweet, loving kid you used to know has been replaced by this ... this being that grunts one-word answers, holes up in his room for hours, and spurns any show of affection from you.
I received an e-mail this week with the subject ‘Stupid Question’ and I began to wonder, are there computer-users out there who feel inhibited from writing e-mails or calling in with their questions? I hope not!
There’s no question that bicycles are popular around here. The Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails draw bicyclists (and walkers) daily. Redmond even has a velodrome for bicycle racing.
While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale. Perhaps it was an early caveman named Og Yard. Maybe Og had decided to unload a bunch of spears and clubs he didn’t need any more by staging a cave sale – or maybe he called it a “spring cave-cleaning sale.” No, wait a minute! That’s preposterous. That had to be Og’s wife.
Like any writer, my first obligation is to my readers. That obligation naturally extends to the accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of the subject on which I choose to write. Additionally, there is an expectation that I convey relevant and useful technology-related information.
When the Port of Seattle and King County recently acquired the Eastside Rail Corridor from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in a complicated three-way agreement, the public acquired a valuable corridor to be developed into a bike and recreational trail, which will preserve its potential for transportation options, possibly including high-capacity transit.
Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind.
A few weeks ago I surveyed the major contenders for Barack Obama’s running mate and concluded that he will likely select a popular Governor in a swing state.
Time magazine had an interesting article in a recent July issue: 10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas.
Today, most family-wage jobs in Washington require some form of post-secondary education or training. By 2014, 77 percent of those jobs will require training or education after high school — in King and Snohomish counties the number jumps to 85 percent. And yet, Washington allows too many of its children to graduate from high school unprepared for post-secondary life.
Wired Northwest would like to remind everyone to please recycle your old computers and peripherals properly by bringing them to the recycling event on Saturday, July 19 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., held at City of Redmond Maintenance and Operation Center, 18120 NE 76th Street.
Leave it to our state’s major political parties to not know the meaning of “no.”
I’m planning to write one of those self-help, motivational books one of these days. That is, if I can get up for it. I almost got around to it yesterday, but I got invited to a chili feed at the last moment.
Compared to other living things, we humans are peculiar in lots of ways.
Summer is finally heating up and that means people will be looking for ways to cool off.
Barack Obama and “change.”
Sun, sun, sun . . . at last! After speculation that summer would be cancelled, the sun is blazing down again. And of course, not moments after the sun arrived, so did the chorus of “It’s too hot!”
As the third of five children, I learned to live in the middle, working both sides to my advantage and negotiating, always negotiating.
Can you spot the sentence that is not contained within our nation’s Declaration of Independence?