Tag Archives: seattle

Golden Gardens Park

“I’ve been watching the Seattle weather for a couple of weeks. Does it ever not rain there?” This is a text I recently received from a good friend of mine who lives on the East Coast. What a ridiculous question, of course it stops raining here. We call it summer and it lasts for 2 […]

Uneeda Burger

I’m not gonna do it. Really. Not happening. Won’t let it. Just stop the conversation right here, right now. It’s an easy road. Low hanging fruit. I’m trying to work hard and make art out of words. I’m not going to take the bait. That’s exactly what they want. You’re expecting it, I’m expecting it, […]

Hot Mama’s Pizza

When you move away from the New York Metro Area, one of the first things you need to do is adjust your culinary expectations. It’s not that every area in the US outside of New York City doesn’t have great food – all regions absolutely do. It’s just that the staples, your normal go-to’s for […]

My Father Is On His Deathbed (part 1 of 3)

My father passed away on 5/1/14 in Staten Island, NY. This is an essay I wrote in December of 2013. Rest in peace, pop. My father is on his deathbed in a rehab center in Florida. He has been dying for a long time. His wife calls me from his room. “He’s not doing well” […]

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park – WA. July 2007.

San Francisco 2014 (part 3)

Continued from Part 2 My flight begins with frustation as I unsuccessfully try to check in online at home before leaving for the airport. I bought my flight through Expedia. Expedia says it’s an American Airlines flight but American won’t let me check in because the flight is operated by Alaska Airlines. I go to […]

Add A Ball

Can you remember back to when you were a disaffected youth? Learning about how to be a productive member of society when you were a teenager and being given ever-increasing amounts of responsibility? But not being given the respect and equality you felt should come to someone willing to accept that responsibility and buy into […]

Thai Thani Kitchen

It seems like most Seattle neighborhoods have at least one outstanding Thai restaurant, if not a few of them. Ballard is no exception, having four Thai joints to choose from, all located within a few block walk of each other. I frequently find myself in the neighborhood around lunchtime so I’m always on the lookout […]

Kerry Park

This is the view. This is THE view when it comes to Seattle photo opportunities. All those pictures of Seattle that you’ve seen that make you think the Space Needle is nestled right up against Downtown? All those pictures with Mt Rainier looking down at Seattle like the good little angel sitting on the shoulder […]

The Central Library (part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part 2 Step off the elevator and you’re on the Library’s 5th floor, also known as the Casino or Mixing Chamber, where technology and people mix. Over a hundred public computer stations, always in heavy use, line the floor. Library staff work at an Information Desk that sits below George Legrady’s “Making Visible […]