Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Camp Solomon Schechter Promo Video (2014)







The two summers that I spent at Camp Solomon Schechter made a lasting impression on me.  It was my first time away from my parents and the first time that I had been around other Jewish teens.  It also helped give me a much broader vision of life.  I learned about Judaism and social justice. 

When thing I found out was being Jewish from a small town (Walla Walla) could be considered by some to be just as unusual as being Jewish in a small town. Luckily the first time I had my sister and a friend from Pendleton Oregon. The second year, I was in the older session, but had family friend Mimi Arfin and Marla, who was from California, but whose grandparents were part of the Walla Walla Jewish community.

I attended the camp in the summers of 1971 and 1972.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Survivor: Worlds Apart Finale Review and After Show "It's A Fickle, Fick...



Former contestants from past seasons speak to the Survivor finale, where host Jeff Probst dug deeper into one of the contestant's actions.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Elk Run Golf Course Turning Into Farm

The Maple Valley-Covington Reporter reports that Elk Run Golf Course, once one of the finest in the area will soon give way to a farm set up to feed low income residents.  Elk Run Farm is a project of the South King County Food Coalition. 
 In the '90s and early 2000s. a golf boom, probably partly inspired by Tiger Woods, swept the nations. Tee times were hard to come by.  As a result, it seems that developers over built.  As years have gone by, the sport has proven to some to be spendy and time consuming.  Elk Run was amongst many golf course casualties in the area.  Principally because the first nine holes were sold in the Donut Hole purchase. That of course had nothing to do with baked goods, but a purchase of unincorporated property formerly owned by the county, slated to become a housing development and new high school.

Mullet Address The Dems

 State Senator Mark Mullet explains the goings on in the legislature to the 5 District Democrats during their monthly meeting in Issaquah.  Mullet, the first Democrat that the 5th has elected in nearly 20 years, will surely face a tough reelection in 2016.
The 5th also endorsed Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire for reelection and State House Member Zack Hudgins for County Elections Director, which has recently become an elected position.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tracy Taylor Fan Page Nearing 6 K

A facebook  fan page started by me for KING 5 Traffic reporter Tracy Taylor has reached 5680 likes.
I started the page after a post about Tracy on this blog drew a high amount of traffic.  At the time, I did the first post,  she worked for Sportsradio KJR.  Since 2010, Tracy has done traffic on the KING 5 TV Morning News. Soon after she moved to TV, I started the fan page, barely knowing how to set one up.  It has been fun watching it grow.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

No Opponent For Sutton--She Will Be On Issaquah Council

Jennifer Sutton, my follow state committeeperson, did not draw an opponent in her race to serve on the Issaquah City Council.  Considered a moderate in many of  her positions, it would seem that she has an appeal that can cross ideological lines. 
Sutton has said that she will continue to doorbell and introduce herself to Issaquah voters.

Local Radio Guy Talks Sinatra

 


Veteran Seattle radio voice Dick Curtis dishes about his time handling Frank Sinatra tour on the SeaTac Media blog.  For a fascinating account of Frank Sinatra on tour in the mid-seventies, click here