Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
In The Chase, the stakes get high, as the duo is charged with recovering a stolen artifact that if not recovered could destroy relations between the US and China. The twist is that the artifact is held by a well known trusted government figure. Add to the fact, he has a ruthless security team protecting his house.
A well rounded group of characters are either introduced or brought back by "The Heist" to make this a fun read. The contrast in character between the straight laced, dedicated O'Hare and the charming Fox, continues to make great chemistry for this series.
The Chase is the latest release from mystery writer Janet Evanovich and TV writer Lee Goldberg.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Maple Valley woke to the rattle of a big lightning and thunderstorm. It is the first time it has rained here in weeks. It has to be welcome news if some of that falls on the wild fires in Central Washington. At this writing, the thunder has tapered off.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The White River is located on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation near Auburn. It is now 11 years old.
The festivities opened with Tower Of Power, a funk rock, jazz fusion group from Oakland. the group has many hits and was warmly greeted by a growing crowd setting up for the long afternoon/evening.
Classic Rock staple Steve Miller Band (top picture) followed and the crowd roared to it's feet, as it played some of it's biggest hits. Steve Miller, now Washington based, also sprinkled in some of his favorites from the band's blues based history, when the band was mostly heard on FM stations. He also payed tribute to departed band member Norton Buffalo, who had been with the band for 31 years.
Power Rock hit machine Journey (bottom picture) was the headliner, with hard hitting guitar riffs, a dazzling light show, touching piano solos as it played a long set into the night. The band spoke of it's bay area ties, even earning a few quiet boos, when playing "Lights", a song paying tribute to San Francisco. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are tangled in an intense rivalry for superiority in the NFL.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
died along with his wife and sister-in-law when the plane he was piloting crashed on the way to a wedding in Massachusetts, Considered by many presidential material by some, he was beginning to make a name for himself, starting a political based magazine known as George.