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Me and my art at Circa in West Seattle

Where to see John's art on display in West Seattle

I'm a painter. Not the house-painting kind of painter; the hang-it-on-the-wall kind of painter. I started a couple of years ago, and I love doing it. I've sold some of my stuff at art fairs and local art walks, which is nice. It's very gratifying to think that someone wants to spend their hard-...
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BottlecapchallengeJeanne

#Bottlecapchallenge Jeanne Ashley Style

Supported by StickerYou.com I've never been tempted to try an internet challenge. There was no way I was ever going to attempt to eat a spoonful of cinnamon in under 60 seconds or see how long I could plank. But the latest challenge seemed to be something that's right up my liquor aisle, I mean...
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Kayaks in Seattle

Owning a boat is hard. Renting a boat around the Sound is easy!

I'm a big believer in the adage that it's better to have friends with boats rather than owning a boat myself. I'll bring the beer and some money for gas if you'll let me kick it on the deck of your mega-yacht, or just ride around a lake in your dinghy. And if you don't happen to know anyone with a...
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Sheepdogs

Sheepdogs, bikes, beer, wine, & music. Around the Sound this weekend

The Mariners have had a rough time lately, but there's still exciting baseball action going on in the South Sound, and lots more to do in every direction this weekend. Have fun! Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Friday 7:05pm; Saturday 5:05pm; Sunday 1:35pm. At Cheney Stadium the boys take on the Memphis...
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Seattle Skyline, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Freeze

Rookie Year Observations About The Seattle Freeze

Supported by StickerYou.com This week’s Seattle Times survey about the Seattle Freeze has people talking about not talking. The findings: 49% of people interviewed prefer to NOT talk with you. Is the Northwest truly unfriendly? As a relative newcomer, I am curious. What could possibly cause this...
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jazz horns

Jazz, baseball, herbs, & pinball -- this weekend around the Sound

It's almost like summertime around here! SO much to do this weekend, no matter what you're interested in. Just look . . . Seattle SeaWolves Rugby Sunday, 5pm . Seawolves are home taking on Austin Elite Rugby at Starfire Sports. Seattle Reign Soccer Sunday, 1pm. T he Houston Dash are at Cheney...
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Rocketman Poster

Rocketman: This Fan's Take On The New Elton John Biopic

I was cruising for topics to talk about on the daily show, and came across the Fandango Sneak Preview of ROCKETMAN in Seattle on 5/18. There has been much advance hype of this Elton John biopic, so I had little to no expectation that there were tickets remaining. Wrong again! There were a few...all...
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Space Needle

The Space Needle's Time Capsule Needs You

Supported by StickerYou.com The Space Needle is up to some fun: planning a new time capsule to be opened on April 21, 2062, which will mark the 100th Anniversary of Seattle's iconic landmark. It's actually not just one time capsule, but six of them. They're not very big, just 3"x3"x3" and they're...
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Street fair

Festivals galore! Beer, wine, boats, dragons, & fairies. Around the Sound this weekend

Where is May going? Once the Copper River Salmon gets here, which it just did , you know we're getting into a summer frame of mind. Lots of outdoor fun to add to the good vibes this weekend. Check it out! And have fun! Seattle Mariners Baseball Friday, 7:10pm. Saturday, 7:10pm. Sunday, 1:10pm. The...
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John & his son Dawson

We're doing an Argosy Cruises Father's Day BBQ on Blake Island -- join us!

There are lots of ways to celebrate Father's Day. Maybe you start Dad's day with breakfast in bed, treat him to a fancy brunch, take the family to a baseball game, or Mom whips up Dad's favorite dinner later in the day. Nothing wrong with any of that. But if you've commemorated more than a few...
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