Monday, December 17, 2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Taking a break from the holiday rush at The UPS Store, I met up with my buddy, Leonard Barokas.
Barokas has been the longtime producer of the Kent and Alan Show on Star 101.5.
Barokas and other air personalies were at Fred Meyer in Issaquah to promote the Salvation Army Toy Drive.
Locke had been suffering from breast and bone cancer.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Friday, December 07, 2018
No longer would I have to depend of roommate's stereos.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Winter Sports are returning to Seattle as ground is breaking on what is currently known as the Seattle Center Arena. An NHL franchise has been granted for 2021 and an NBA team that will make this town it's permanent home, should be in the not too distant future.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
With a now thriving economy, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Seattle's entry into the National Hockey League, with the first season to be played in 2021.
Monday, December 03, 2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
He was very active in his community and also, at one time, served in the Washington State legislature.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We wish her the best.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Gose was a friend of our family and occasionally did important legal work for my father and his Walla Walla business.
He was an active Democrat in Walla Walla. I remember him as quiet and bookish. He was a member of a law firm that was so distinguished, that he and his senior partners all ran against each other when a superior court judgeship became vacant. Although Gose was the temporary choice to fill the vacancy, he would go on to lose in the primary to partners Bill Tugman and Yancey Reser. Reser ultimately would win the position.
My lasting memory of Mr. Gose goes back 40 some years. At the time, WSU's football team would play it's big games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane. Gose invited my dad and I along with his son and one of his friends to watch the game in Spokane. We stopped for lunch at the Ridpath, one of Spokane's two signature hotels. The other being The Davenport. Gose's family, I believe, owned the Ridpath. I remember the 5 of us getting VIP treatment because Phelps was with us.
Gose had retired to his wife's native Hawaii. He died on November 12th.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Then, they linked to my story on the Mitch Levy's first podcast. Mitch's second podcast will roll out tomorrow, you can hear it at the Mitch unfiltered website.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Camp Solomon Schechter, located, outside of Tumwater, has just announced the addition of a water park.
I attended the camp in both 1971 and 1972. The camp is a summer learning and play center for Jewish youth from all over the Northwest.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
You'll learn things you didn't know about the town's history, and how it became what it is today. You can find Lost Restaurants Of Walla Walla by clicking here.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
It will debut this Monday, November 19th. You catch it by clicking here . Right now, you can listen to a practice session by clicking the link.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
If you watched the movie, you can appreciate Rami Malek's performance as Freddie Mercury in this video of the actual Live Aid concert.
Monday, November 12, 2018
It may have been more of the production than the story line itself, but Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of the band, Queen was thoroughly enjoyable. Critics have assailed the movie for inaccuracies and desexualizing front man Freddie Mercury, and indeed their complaints are legitimate. However, I saw the movie as a tribute to the power and personality of a group that was innovated, talented, and bucked the norms.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
An SNL controversy turns into a teachable moment.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Thursday, November 08, 2018
At one time, the 8th was a safe Republican seat, however, demographics changed over time and the Democrats gained strength in Eastside suburbs. Democratic Challengers began nipping at Representative Dave Reichert and it appeared likely to change hands until a redistricting in 2010 changed the district landscape, taking out Bellevue, and spreading the district into Conservative Eastern Washington.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Washington's 8th Congressional District, currently one of two Districts in the state to be represented by only one party in it's history and the only state district to not never elect a Democrat may change both soon. Although it's too close to call, Democrat Kim Schrier has a sizable lead over former state senator Dino Rossi.
Rossi, who almost was elected governor in 2004, started out the campaign painting himself as the guy who achieved the American Dream. He talked about working his way to get to college. He wound up the campaign with scare tactics accusing Schrier of supporting taxes that would be issued on the state level., which don't involve US House.
Schrier, referred to Rossi as a "career politician" , she emphasized her career as a pediatrician, outraged by Congress's attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. She also questioned Rossi's business dealings and refused a chance to repudiate those claims during their debate.
In what may have been the bluest election in Maple Valley history, Democrat Bill Ramos hold a lead over former house member Republican Chad Magendanz for position 1 of the 5th District House of Representatives, while Democrat Lisa Callen has the lead over freshman incumbent Republican Paul Graves for position 2. No Democrat has previously represented the 5th in Washington's House. The 5th LD, includes Maple Valley, Black Diamond, Issaquah, and North Bend.
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Chargers quarterback Phil Rivers seemed impervious to the loud crowd at Century Link Field. Russell Wilson threw a costly interception that was run back for a touchdown that proved to be the difference in the game.
Allen was also honored with an insignia PGA 12 on the field.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Reichert, a former King County Sheriff, was honored for his part in helping to reopen the Hicks-Rayburn precinct station in Maple Valley. The station had been closed during an economic slump as a cost cutting measure. Dave Reichert Way will be SE 231st Street between State Route 169 and Witte Rd.
Jim Flynn and his family were developers of the Wilderness Village area on the Maple Valley Highway and Witte Rd. He was involved with the city's incorporation, serving as Deputy-Mayor from 1997-2007. He was also president of Maple Valley's Chamber Of Commerce. Flynn Way will be 225th Ave SE, North of State Route 169.
Friday, November 02, 2018
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
First, a little background on this book. Jay Jaffe got in touch with me over the internet many years ago. His grandparents were residents of Walla Walla, WA. Bernie and Clara Jaffe were Doctors, with Bernie practicing at Walla Walla's Veteran's Hospital. My grandparents were friends with them.
Jay is an East Coast baseball writer and blogger who for a while, not sure if he still does, wrote for Sports Illustrated.
Cooperstown, New York is the home of the Baseball Hall Of Fame. According to Jaffe, not every player in the Hall Of Fame has earned his place. Likewise, there are player that are excluded who should be inducted.
A few years ago, I was surprised that Ron Santo had not been inducted. He was eventually inducted in the summer after his death.
In this book, Jaffe goes over the history and the working of the Hall. He also writes about various players at each position. In addition, he reveals his technique for deciding who is or isn't worthy. It was like a trip down memory lane reading this. My baseball fandom goes back to the late 1960s, however, players are featured from the 1800s to the present.
I think that for all the information contained in the book, it was very entertaining. The Cooperstown Casebook is available on Amazon.