Category Archives: Seattle

Leavenworth, WA

In the 60s, the rail road company moved about 20 miles to Wenatchee. Losing its largest, and probably the only, employer, this city was to become another rail road ghost town. The mayor went to Solvang, CA, and the new … Continue reading

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Discovery Park

I can only hear my own foot steps. The soft and soaked dirt squealed on my every steps. The sounds were delightful to this lone walker. I knew the physics of the sounds, but cannot help thinking the trail is … Continue reading

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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Remember those fairy tale movies where nymphs and fairies fly around in the lush, watery, moss-covered enchanted forest? I think I spotted one of those in the trails of Cougar Mountain, on this Sunday and Seattle-foggy morning. The air was … Continue reading

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$15 Minimum Wage

If we give everyone more money, what happens? Since the total amount of goods and services stay the same, by the general laws of supply and demand, everything will become more expensive and everyone ends up the same as before. … Continue reading

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Labor v. Employer

Boeing’s Machinist Union just voted against the company proposed contract. Since the current contract expires in 2016, there will be no strike or other negotiation. Boeing has until 2016 to figure out what to do next, primarily on the location … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island

What make a place perfect to live? Most would dream about the same: beautiful natural view, easy access to civilization — stores, hospital, restaurants, etc., “just the right distance” to the neighbors, pleasant climate, infra-structure for hobbies, close to friends … Continue reading

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Victoria, BC

June 30th, 2013 In this record heat-wave weekend, the Pacific Northwest basked in glorious sun and mid-80°F. We dusted off our sunglasses and tried hard to rub some tan into our fish belly skin tone. It was a perfect weekend … Continue reading

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Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

June 16th, 2013 Seattle is really more active than any place that I have lived. When people talk about their “long run” over the weekend, they meant starting at dawn and come back for shower after lunch time. They would … Continue reading

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They all come to Westlake Park

Just after my bus was pulling out of the stop, two police motorcycles zipped in front and stopped all traffic. What’s going on? My fellow riders and I were expecting celebrity dignitaries. Then the protesters came. Worse. They took a … Continue reading

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Farmers Market

“What do you miss from California?” People asked when they learned that we lived there for decades. “Farmers Market!” has been the answer we never really said out loud. The inquirers rarely really wanted to know. It was only a … Continue reading

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