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 By Ken Marquest    Opinion 

An energized walker and greeter in Edmonds | Only in Edmonds

“Faster than a speeding bullet … more powerful than a … .” As those of us from an earlier generation might remember, this famous introductory phrase on the radio imagined with delight a person of strength and good... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

The topiary artists of Edmonds, and a super smile | Only in Edmonds

Our Village of Goodness is the perfect venue for artists. The word “artist” for most of us suggests a skilled painter or sculptor using traditional materials – oils,... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Wisdom at age 7: It's about relationships | Only in Edmonds

She is the youngest entrepreneur on Sixth Avenue South in the Village of Goodness we know as Edmonds. We were out for an afternoon stroll around the block when we came upon a... — Updated 9/14/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

I found Jane at ACE Hardware | Only in Edmonds

Do you remember your first-grade reader featuring Dick and Jane and their dog, Spot? Two innocent children experiencing life as it was before television and the internet. A boy and... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

If it sounds like I'm complaining, you are correct | Only in Edmonds

Have you noticed the change in size of ice cream containers? From a half gallon … to 1¾ quart, to the latest, 1½ quart. The price is relatively the same as it was at a half... — Updated 8/31/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

In praise of our Brandy | Only in Edmonds

The elixir first prepared by monks of early centuries known for its aged smooth taste and distinctive amber color was bottled and labeled “brandy.” There is another of the same... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Back to Earth, and return of the bells | Guest View

Why does everything look so simple when looking down from an airplane at 30,000 feet? One can barely make out a village below at this altitude. With clear skies, the best one can... — Updated 8/11/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

An Edmonds kind of you know what; the master griller | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Fashion faux pas for gentlemen: Belt and suspenders | Only in Edmonds

If you are fortunate enough to lunch at the Edmonds Waterfront Center and join an older adult at one of the many tables, you’ll find good conversation about most any subject. On... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Clouds on crowns, pies in the belly | Only in Edmonds

There are two ladies who are easy to spot in an Edmonds crowd, as they both have brilliant white clouds that crown their heads. How is it their hair is so perfectly cut and shaped... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

An Edmonds Kind of Day; best sandwich in town? | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 7/14/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

The invention guy, and ruminating on playing peekaboo | Only in Edmonds

Yes, Edmonds has a bona fide inventor as a resident: the inventor and manufacturer of machines that clean carpet with hot water, and a little cleaning fluid and left nearly dry.... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Peanuts and roses, and a famous story | Only in Edmonds

“Know your place,” my mother would say to me when courtesy and kindness eluded my behavior – especially among elders. I wasn’t quite sure “ole lady Audrey” at the end... — Updated 6/30/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Downtown Edmonds: Outdoor movies in living color | Only in Edmonds

I’m thankful we are to have sidewalk benches in the Village of Goodness. Downtown Edmonds has numerous benches, places to rest and observe the goings on. On occasion, I find... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Saluting the Statue of Liberty | Only in Edmonds

There is a weekly visitor found each Tuesday morning for breakfast at Pancake Haus, along with four other octogenarians. Lothar is a transplant from Europe. At 16, he and his... — Updated 6/15/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Cool, calm, collected – and ready for summer | Only in Edmonds

Calm, cool, and collected – or hurried, flurried, and worried. Which would you rather visit? I admit I’ve experienced both, and I much prefer the former. Relax, give yourself a... — Updated 6/9/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Grilling season arrives in Edmonds | Only in Edmonds

The first of the spring-summer holidays ushered in the delightful aromas of barbecue. Wafting notes of hamburgers and brats and, for some, steaks, ribs and chops. There are sounds... — Updated 6/2/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

A happy ending in Downton Edmonds | Only in Edmonds

Those of us who’ve been around the block a few times remember the two words on the silver screen … “THE END.” Or, for a Bugs Bunny cartoon, “That’s all, folks.” Most... — Updated 5/12/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Forgetting the name of an equine hero, among other things | Only in Edmonds

I was browsing in the Edmonds Bookshop looking for history of American Western frontier heroes when my mind wandered off into la-la-land. Heroes in my day rode horses. Roy Rogers,... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Small mistakes, and perhaps a Mariners game this summer | Only in Edmonds

You may be familiar with the story of the two old men setting upon a village bench when one said to the other: “Ii is Thursday, is it not?” The other gentleman responded,... — Updated 4/28/2022

 
 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Errors can sometimes turn out OK | Only in Edmonds

You can't make this stuff up. I did a few chores. and finished with planting an azalea in the backyard. My jeans were soiled, shoes were muddy and, while heading back to the garage... — Updated 4/14/2022

 

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