Thursday, August 31, 2017
My favorite sports blog, Seattle Sportsnet, reports that starting September 5th of this year, the Seattle Times will not allow it's sports staff to appear in other local media. Sportsradio KJR 950 has routinely sought analysis from reporters from both Seattle Times and the Tacoma News Tribune. I first heard of John Clayton from from former KJR host Mike Gastineau's afternoon show, Clayton at the time, was a reporter for the Tacoma paper. Clayton would eventually shoot to fame as an ESPN football analyst.
Presently, Seattle Times reporters Ryan Divish (baseball) and Bob Condotta (football) are prominently featured on KJR.
According to Sportsnet, this was an order from the Times publisher, perhaps in response to attacks from KJR talk show hosts attacking the paper's stance on the building of the proposed Sodo arena. The Times editorially has been a critic of the Sodo Project and an advocate for a remodel of the Key Arena at the Seattle Center.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
The organic foods chain has been nicknamed "whole paycheck" for it's high prices, but Amazon recently announced that it would cut prices on many items. No telling on how this will shake out.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
West, whose real name is Bill Anderson, grew up with his family on a wheat farm near Walla Walla.
He gained international acclaim as TV's Batman.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Market takes place on Saturday mornings during the summer months at Rock Creek Elementary at 25700 Maple Valley Black Diamond Road.
Before the summer of 2016, shoppers were asked to leave pets at home.
I believe this is Dasher's first time there.
Friday, August 25, 2017
legendary Warren Spahn, won the 1957 World Series, with sluggers like Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews. He was the tallest man to ever pitch in the majors at the time. He was also part of the Boston Celtics team that won three consecutive world NBA championships beginning in 1959. Although a little more than a handful of players have two major league sports, Conley is one of only two to win a championship in both. The other player is Otto Graham.
According to Walla Walla Union Bulletin sportswriter Jim Buchan, Conley grew up in Richland Washington after his family relocated from Oklahoma. He pitched and played basketball for the Washington State Cougars. He pitched for the semi pro Walla Walla Bears in 1950. His son lives in Walla Walla.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
We were at a West Seattle nightclub in the Alaska Junction about 10 years ago when we watched him play as a warm up act to a Heart tribute band. My friend told me his about his history and that he worked at the West Seattle Golf Course.
He had been a mentor in the cause "Stand Up For Music."
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
We also spent a couple of weeks at Deb's parent's new house while they had left town. One night with Deb's sister and brother-in-law.
We could not be happier with the results of the remodel.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Maple Valley's neighbor, Covington, will celebrate it's 20 year as a city on August 25th.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
We have now been back from the Oregon Coast for a week, but I've been happy to keep the trip going through pictures. Here is a selfie that I took of Dasher and I in Cannon Beach. It's easy to get him on the bench.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Of course, much of that is probably due to the grace in which he faced Alzheimer's Disease. You can read Levine's tribute by clicking here.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The picture in the middle (which I have posted before) is me on the wall in probably 1967. My grandfather is at the doorway. The Kelty's lived in a similar looking house to the left. Further left, you can see the Boxer house, which I mentioned in a previous post, it was green at the time.
At the bottom is the apartment house as it looks today. The house where they lived is clearly visible on the left.
I'm not sure what exactly was involved in renting for as short of time as we stayed. Our apartment was bottom left as you walk into the door.
Friday, August 11, 2017
According to it's website, it was established in 1961. It now has 5 additional locations throughout the Oregon coast and Portland.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
We pass through on the way to Seaside and back. This picture was taken in the park.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
He hosted "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour", show that began as a summer replacement for the Smothers Brothers in 1968 and would go on to be a hit show on it's own. My most vivid memory from the show was a clip of the Beatles from their famed "Rooftop Concert" singing "Get Back". At the time, it was rare to see the Fab Four on TV.
Many know that Campbell also temporarily replaced Brian Wilson while the Beach Boys were on tour in 1964.
In 2014, suffering from Alzheimer's, he brought a camera crew to film his "I'll Be Me" tour.
This was Mr Boxer's house on the Prom in Seaside. In the 60s and 70s he would hold Shabbat services on Satuday morning for Jewish residents and visitors in the area.
The services were held in a room in his garage. They were entirely in Hebrew and were attended by men only. My Grandfather would often attend. I attended on time in the later years. I found it too orthodox for me.
Monday, August 07, 2017
I met Russ Wicks when he was a customer at The UPS Store in Bellevue. He autographed an edition of Wired Magazine where he was on the cover.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
That will change this year as former federal prosecutor Jen Durkan leads a field of three other women after last Tuesday's primary. Durkan, the daughter of a well known state legislator is in a big lead over Cary Moon, with Nikkita Oliver behind by a couple percentage points. Former mayor Mike McGinn and veteran legislator Bob Hasagawa finished far behind the pack.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The book was a labor of love covering the life of the late Mariner announcer.
I read the book and would recommend it to every Mariner fan.
He was a major contributor to the Democratic party and held a fundraiser last fall for Hilary Clinton. He was also a benefactor of the University Of Washington. Brotman and his wife were major donors to the Seattle Art Museum and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Brotman was serving as Chairman Of The Board of Costco at the time of his death.