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Back in 2010 our Renton Library, The Library over the River, became part of the King County Library System. Many of us Rentonites were quite upset over this because we lost control and the county wanted to close it and build a new library in the heart of downtown Renton about 4 blocks west of its...
Last weekend, September 6, 2014 my daughter Shannon (aka Shan, Shanny and Shanny-kins) got married to Cameron Cox. We headed over to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Thursday morning so we could spend a few days to hangout with everyone and to help out getting all the fixings ready. "Let's do this!" ~ Sha...
If you're a Google Plus user and take photos with your Smartphone there's an auto awesome effect that randomly gets applied by Google Photos on occasion. Google took two shots I did as I was coming onto the Seattle Ship Canal Bridge into the city. They were taken just a second or two apart and G...
One of the most important things to remember this coming week and throughout the school year is, “If you’re gonna be late. You’re gonna be late.” Most of the K12 schools in the Puget Sound Region start the 2014 - 2015 school year this next week, the first week of September after Labor Day. I have...
Have you ever had that feeling like you just arrived from the past? I have. This has been one of those weeks where a lot of random thoughts that didn’t appear to have anything to do with each other suddenly came together and brought new insight. I'm sure it has much to do with this time of year. ...
This was 15 years ago. We spent the day at the Puyallup Fair (The Washington State Fair) in Puyallup, Washington... We just had to stop by one of those photo booths and have our Pioneer Family photo taken. I am so blessed with wonderful kids. They’ve all grown up to be such talented wonderful hum...
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I was making my usual Saturday rounds running errands, a stop at Fred Meyer for a few groceries, dropped off my shirts at the Renton Cleaning Center and a quick stop at McLendon Hardware to get a few things I needed for a weekend project. As I was walking back to my car I couldn’t miss this big o...
Lego Seattle Seahawks I've made several stops at the University Village in Seattle over the summer. My coworker Barbie Van Horn and I wrote a new clock hour class that's all about integrating social media into your daily routine while you're on the go and the University Village is our testing gro...
Throwback Thursdays... The Easter Shirt. Our first home was in the Renton Highlands, referred to by locals back then as 'the projects'. These little homes were mass built in the early 1940’s during World War II to house the families that moved here to build airplanes at Boeing... This was taken i...