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Do your hands smell? Some suggestions

One of the biggest complaints I hear about regarding prepping fresh ingredients like garlic and onions is how odors from these ingredients tend to linger on your hands afterward. This can not only be …

Commercials: We all deserve a break today

I've written about jingles and catchy commercials before. And it's true what ad experts say about them: You can't get some out of your head. The exact result advertisers hope for, I'm sure. …

Volunteering later in life

Several weeks ago, the Edmonds Waterfront Center hosted a volunteer fair.  We had over 500 community members attend. Though the fair was open to all, many who attended were older adults. As …

An appreciation for Walnut Street Coffee

I grew up in a small town in Indiana. The average-sized house was about 1,200 square feet. I walked everywhere to meet my friends at local hangouts. Now houses can be so much larger, decked …

Rail service must improve on faster travel

We are a nation on the move. We need to be somewhere other than where we are. And to get to those places we rely overwhelmingly upon our personal vehicles, mostly ignoring thoughts of the harmful …

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Southern resident orcas endangered for 19 years now

When the southern resident orcas were listed as an endangered species in 2005, there were 88 individuals in the population. The following year, the Endangered Species Coalition established …

Traffic redo abomination. Why are bicyclists special? Nothing government does seems to be an improvement. Case in point – the 100th Avenue West/Ninth Avenue West abomination. They …

Retiring and ready for Medicare? Here's some thoughts

More than  four million  Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about …

Love will keep us together. Or is it music?

“I’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain. You’re not alone. Just turn on with me, and you’re not alone.” - David Bowie This past weekend, some dear …

Cars, carbon, and the cost of bike lanes

There is irrefutable proof that the climate is changing, and in our corner of the planet the greatest contributors to carbon emissions are gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, at 25%. Getting …

Confused by traffic revisions I am very confused about the traffic revision on 100th Avenue West and 238th Street SW. There is a huge traffic back-up now. Coming from the north, there isn't …

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An environmental minute: Rain gardens help stormwater management

Another street in Edmonds is undergoing a green transformation! This new rain garden is a practical solution to stormwater management and climate resilience while showcasing the power of community …

Potato, Potato, Potato: Part 1

What is better than a potato? The humble potato is versatile, transformable, and delectable. Potatoes can be the base of a dish, a side, or the star of the show. Potatoes can be covered and …

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Enriching your dog’s life through food

As humans we often talk about food for dogs as “dog food.” Sometimes we decide to offer them “human food.” But what makes one kind of food “human food” and …

From my kitchen to yours

I am excited to announce the release of my new cookbook: “From My Kitchen to Yours,” with over 130 recipes. I have been working on this book for nearly the past three years, and I am so …

Is the thrill of victory worth the agony of defeat?

Hey, all you Seahawks and Mariners fans out there. Do you happen to remember ABC television's long-running series "The Wide World of Sports"? Specifically, Olympics sports announcer Jim McKay's …

‘May the 4th be with you’: Says almost everyone on my birthday

May the 4th has become a thing. A “Star Wars” thing, to be exact. Since the first “Star Wars” movie was released in 1977, everything from light sabers to cinnamon bun …

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