The Kirkland Parks Department is “calling all pirates, treasure hunters and families” looking to get active this summer to attend its “Sail the Seven Seas” pirate-themed kickoff party and community information event May 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the North Kirkland Community Center (12421 103rd Avenue N.E.).
Suburbanites rarely suffer like those who live in other parts of the world. This column reaches into our plush lives to find a shred of common ground with the folks affected by the Myanmar cyclone or China earthquakes. The best way to maintain our humility and thankfulness for our good lives is to realize how crappy it can be for others.