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Note: This week’s column is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, “Relative Discomfort: The Family Survival Guide.” I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you! Enjoy, and look for the book in stores this fall. I will also be doing some book and stand-up events across the country — with special attention paid to Kirkland, Redmond and my homeys of the greater Eastside. Hope to see you there!
And I thought the weather got people riled up! Going from meteorology to the energy industry put me in stormy seas.
The other day, I thought of a new law that ought to be enacted.
As co-owner of a technology company, it is my role and responsibility to stay up-to-date on the arrival and adaptation of as many technological ideas, innovations and practices as humanly possible.
Several years ago, I watched a thought-provoking film, The Great Divorce, based on the book by C. S. Lewis.
With Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate. But before your family celebrates this year, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
Thinking of buying a new television? Well, apparently you are not alone if a new jumbo-tronic video monster is calling your name. According to a consumer survey taken this May, more Americans than ever are thinking of getting a new TV.
Every candidate for president, the U.S. Senate and Congress should be asked the following question this year: Do you want the price of gasoline to come down?
Downtown Redmond needs a makeover.
A Q&A feature on various tech questions.
Among the sights I have yet to see is that of a protestor marching in front of the corporate headquarters of Raid, carrying a placard that says, “End the killing of spiders, fleas, houseflies, chiggers, mealworms and cockroaches!”
So you’ve graduated, now what? Over the past couple weeks, several hundred students from Redmond threw their flat hats into the air — knowing that they will soon come down to Earth. Capped by throwing your caps in the air, high school graduation is a day devoted to celebrating an important point in students’ lives. Examinations are finally over, scruffiness is replaced with fancy clothes and parents admire their children for reaching the finishing line of a long marathon. Most of all, it is a time of unrestrained optimism.
What makes someone great at what they do? What propels them to the top of the pack?
Our Pacific Northwest climate generally limits outdoor dining activities to 3 or 4 months of the year.
First off, I won’t be endorsing either of the presidential candidates in John McCain or Barack Obama.
Father’s Day is coming up this week, and so is my dad’s 85th birthday. I sure wish he were going to be here to celebrate both occasions, but he’s been gone for 20 years. Digging through a bunch of old photos of him the other day, I came across one from Fathers Day 1964. I was startled. It was a photo of our entire family — me, my four brothers and mom dutifully facing the camera, posing the way conventional people do. Except for dad. He is facing backwards. Why was he facing backwards? Simply because it looked funny, I guess. Or maybe he was showing off a new haircut. There was no other reason.
Growing up, I didn’t get to see my dad as much as most kids.
Summer is approaching and fresh fruit is arriving in the stores.
Ever met one of those people who seemingly can do everything? I know a guy like that. He speaks approximately 47 different languages fluently, including Esperanto. He can play 14 musical instruments — simultaneously.
With his party’s nomination in hand, would Barack Obama be better off with Hillary Clinton as his running mate? Obviously she thinks so. If she’s not on the ticket and Obama wins, she’ll be sidelined for at least four and perhaps eight years, at which point she’ll be 68.