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When John F. Kennedy Jr. died along with his wife and sister-in-law in a tragic plane crash a few years ago, his uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy, said in his eulogy that John had been given every gift life has to offer – except for the gift of time. Being able to live a long life, especially when it is a good life, is considered by most of us to be a blessing. Reaching old age is part of what we hope for – for ourselves as well as for our loved ones.
Outdoor movie series begins Friday
Recently, the Colombian Farc Guerilla separatists set some hostages free. I am, of course, very happy that people were freed without harm. But I was a little annoyed that this story made news. I have a busy life. I only have room in my mind to hate one or two terrorist groups, max. Currently, I’m completely occupied with hating Al-Qaeda, as well as the Teacher’s Union. I don’t have time to process any more evil.
Allison Morse couldn’t imagine getting into an MRI machine, let alone lying down in a tank of water and closing herself inside. So when her massage therapist suggested that she try out his float tank, she thought he was crazy.
Billed as the battle of East vs. West food celebrations, the Kirkland Uncorked festival from July 18-20 along the Kirkland waterfront will pit the style and taste of the Eastside against that of a similar celebration happening at the Seattle Center.
With summer in full swing, Kirkland’s resort-town atmosphere takes a festive turn this week as the annual Summer Concert Series returns.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland will host its 11th annual Great Puget Sound Duck Race at 4 p.m. on July 4 at the Juanita Beach Park.
The Kirkland Cultural Council, the group that advises the City Council on arts related issues, is seeking a volunteer to join a committee currently planning for Kirkland’s future arts and cultural needs.
An itinerary for July 4 events happening in Kirkland.
Juanita Bay Park is a gem, I declare. It is one of King County’s most diverse and complete wetlands.
(Note: This week’s column is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Relative Discomfort: The Family Survival Guide. I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you. Enjoy, and look for the book in stores this fall. I will also be doing some book and stand-up events across the country -- with special attention paid to Kirkland, Redmond and my homeys of the greater Eastside. Hope to see you there!)
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“Anybody can play,” Mary Ballantine says.
Talking to people about the importance of dietary matters is not always easy. More often than not, health counselors are perceived by their own patients as puritans, naggers, task masters and spoilers of fun – especially when the need for significant lifestyle changes is involved. I’m sure I’ve been called some less than flattering names by my own clientele.
Sitting at his digital keyboard, Oliver Hu isn’t just thinking about playing the notes. He’s thinking about violins, violas, drums and other instruments that make up his latest musical composition, “Liberation of France.”