Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends on snow shoes at Mt Baker

Something different to do this weekend.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Imagine what the cat is thinking

I guess this is as ridiculous as those baby strollers designed to push one's miniature breed dog around.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wagashi valentines

My preferred valentine treat from Japan.

6:30a to 9a on the Burke Gilman trail

I volunteered with Cascade Bike Club today, soliciting these postcards from bike commuters to give to the Seattle City Council for tomorrow's installment in the "Please Finish the BG through Ballard" saga. As a 20-year resident of the area, I see both sides of the "old light industrial Ballard vs. new urban growth village Ballard" impasse. I like the scrappy side of blue collar businesses, plus I benefit from the gentrification of Market Street. Both are economic drivers and it's not an "either/or" decision. Let's get past the fighting, please.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Here comes a Hallmark holiday

These look enticing but the only place I'd eat one of these valentine themed cakes is in Germany. They know how to work with chocolate. If the weather on Tuesday is decent, dry if cold, I'll be volunteering on the Burke Gilman trail in Ballard, collecting valentines to biking from any commuting cyclist who cares to stop. I'm not exactly sure what I'll be doing, but when I show up at 6:30am I'm sure the Cascade Bike Club person will have it all figured out.

From today's Wall Street Journal

Encouraging news. Bullying is tiresome and accomplishes little. Here's to more heat and less light. I am pleased that the legislators here in the "other" Washington aren't buying it.