Posts for July, 2010

The Mayor’s Challenge: Walk, Bike, Ride

July 30th, 2010

Truth be told, my commute is an arduous one. It is seven blocks from home to City Hall, which equates to roughly a half-mile. Seven long, soul-crushing blocks, fraught with peril at every turn. Like the breakfast bagel at Cherry Street Coffee. Or the turkey sandwich at Bakeman’s. But I endure; I soldier on. Maybe […]


South Park Basketball Court Dedication

July 26th, 2010

It was a few weeks ago when I received an invitation to dedication in South Park. As chair of the Parks and Seattle Center Committee, I receive many of these invitations and all are a delight. But this one was a little different. This one was emotional. It wasn’t just a park dedication; it was a tribute, […]


Food for Thought: University District Food Bank

July 23rd, 2010

This morning I hopped on a bus up to the University District to meet with Joe Gruber, the Executive Director of the University District Food Bank. The U District Food Bank has been around for almost twenty-five years and is the largest food bank serving north Seattle residents. They are open five days a week, […]


Danny Woo Garden: 35 years of Urban Agriculture

July 12th, 2010

There’s been plenty of clucking over the forthcoming urban agriculture legislation, the topic of an upcoming public hearing in Council Chambers at 5:30pm on Wednesday, July 21st. The full aspect of the legislation has been pecked apart and scratched down to the chicken discussion, which would essentially increase the number of domestic fowl allowed on […]


A Difficult Choice

July 2nd, 2010

I was invited to join Pastor Sandy Brown and a number of his parishioners as they served dinner last night at First United Methodist Church on 2nd & Denny.  They had prepared a lovely meal for eighty men, and I stopped in carrying ten loaves of bread. After serving a spaghetti dinner, I joined a table and […]


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