Posts for March, 2012

Landmarks: Protecting Seattle’s unique past

March 29th, 2012

Thanks to all of you who answered my Question of the Week this week on Facebook!  (“What aspects/landmarks of the City would you preserve as we move toward density? And what’s your favorite Seattle landmark?”) Several people suggested a structure that’s dear to so many of us, the Volunteer Park Conservatory. The Conservatory has been […]


Missed opportunity for dialogue on LGBT issues

March 19th, 2012

By now the word has spread: Last week, the City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Commission abruptly cancelled a reception with a delegation of six LGBT citizens from Israel. The commission cancelled the meeting because certain activists who are vocal opponents of the Israeli government’s policies lobbied them into submission. This was wrong. The visitors […]


Spring cleaning for neighborhoods and public spaces

March 9th, 2012

 I know it’s not REALLY Spring yet, but I see the signs of it about. I’ve been cheered by daffodils downtown, cherry trees budding in the north end, and rowers back out on the water. I’ve woken to light in the sky by 6:00 a.m. in the mornings. It’s wonderful! One of my favorite recent acknowledgements of the advent […]


Don’t underestimate the power of small steps

March 1st, 2012

Interested in doing something to help those in need, but don’t know where to start? Come to the 2nd Annual Downtown Volunteer Fair this Sunday, held from 1-4 p.m. inside the Josephinum, at 2nd Ave and Stewart St. You can meet one-on-one with representatives of more than 35 agencies that serve homeless people and others in […]


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