The phone call came in during the early morning hours. “Cashman, it’s me,” said the voice on the other end. “I’ve got to cancel our lunch today.” It was my old friend D.W. Clark, whose name – for the purposes of maintaining his anonymity here – I will change to D.W. Flark.
As someone with an economics degree, I am qualified to tell you, straight up, that our economy sucks. So I’ve been thinking about what to do to make it better.
Art at Marymoor Park: Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 15; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Show features the works of more than 100 artists in glass, jewelry, fine art, clothing, soap, dolls, mixed media and more. Admission: Free. Parking: $1. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. 206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com.
Kirkland teen band, Shotty, will be headlining the City of Redmond Arts in the Park Teen Stage this Friday.
With Chinook salmon largely disappeared from Kirkland steams and listed as a threatened species, the King County Conservation District (KCCD) is always looking for some volunteers to help bring them back.
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.
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.
Outdoor movie series begins Friday
With summer in full swing, Kirkland’s resort-town atmosphere takes a festive turn this week as the annual Summer Concert Series returns.
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.
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.
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!)
An itinerary for July 4 events happening in Kirkland.