Monthly Archives: June 2012

I think it’s coming in for a landing!


Boeing and Seattle are synonymous. Growing up in Seattle, it seemed like half of my buddies’ fathers worked for Boeing. Lots of Boeing Engineers, some production line guys, one or two test pilots. When Boeing decided to move its headquarters to … Continue reading

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Pitter patter of little feet II


Seattle is the second busiest port on the west coast after Los Angeles.  As you might imagine, lots of Chinese goods enter the U.S. through the Port of Seattle. Recently, one particular shipment of Chinese goods into Seattle was in … Continue reading

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Me ka aloha


It is raining again in Seattle.  June 22 and it feels like late November.  Thankfully, my friend Jack A. of clothingmadeinusablog has just published a post that has helped to remind me that June actually is a month of summer.  Jack’s … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty


Nothing makes you appreciate furniture as much as backpacking.  While backpacking, a lowly rock, stump or log suffices for a chair.  These chair wannabees seldom are stable, padded or particularly attractive.  Thankfully, I recently discovered an American firm making outdoor patio … Continue reading

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Old Glory


Tomorrow, June 14, is Flag Day. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777, as the official Flag of the U.S. June 14th was picked as Flag Day by President Woodrow … Continue reading

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I wonder why my coffee tastes so good?


Starbucks prompts varying responses from coffee drinkers in Seattle. The Seattle “down with the system man!” crowd often avoid Starbucks like the plague, opting instead for Cherry Street, Pegasus or some other small coffee shop when in need of a cup … Continue reading

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Take your pick


I love to eat. I love buffets, but I always tend to eat a bit too much.  I just can’t restrain myself from taking that last prawn or piece of sushi. Still, there are worse problems. I have a bit … Continue reading

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