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Left Coast/Right Coast: Our son came “home” this week

This is the time of year when you should be with family. At one point we were scattered around the country. My wife and I in Boca Raton, Florida; our youngest son in Boston; our oldest son in Los Angeles; and our daughter in Seattle.

This is the time of year when you should be with family. Our oldest son came for a visit this past week. Flew in from Los Angeles. Our daughter and our granddaughters live in Ballard. So we get to see our grandchildren often. In fact it is the reason we relocated from the east coast to Seattle. Our son got to spend some “quality” time with his nieces. It was so nice to see him interact with the next generation. Every time I see our oldest son I think of the lyrics to Cats in the Cradle written by Harry Chapin.

Left Coast/Right Coast: The Darwin Awards and other human “entertainment”

While the loss of a person is painful to their friends and family, those who have earned a Darwin Award occupy a special place, which is worthy of “sharing.”

By Mike Gold, a retired entrepreneur "living the dream in the Pacific Northwest."

Many of you will have heard of the Darwin Awards. If you haven’t, they are posthumously awarded to people who have, as they say, improved the gene pool by offing themselves. While the loss of a person is painful to their friends and family, those who have earned a Darwin Award occupy a special place, which is worthy of “sharing.”

2013 Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption

The 4th Annual Mill Creek “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center will once again open this year in the Mill Creek Town Center. The grand opening is on Friday, November 22nd, 2013.

The 4th Annual Mill Creek “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center will once again open this year in the Mill Creek Town Center on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through December 15, 2013.

Paddywack pet supply store in the Mill Creek Town Center is the primary sponsor and will be working with volunteers from the Community Cat Coalition and FurKidz 911 to coordinate the activities.

Five Ayurvedic herbs for optimal health, by Kate Towell

Herbalism, or the use of plants for healing and creating optimal health, has a long standing tradition in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, herbs are used in healing and prevention, and the simplest ways to use herbs are either in cooking or infusing (teas).

This weekend I taught a class on Ayurveda herbal healing basics. What fun! Yogi Bhajan said, “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” I don’t know about mastering the subject, but I sure learned a lot from teaching the workshop.

Northwest Reads from University Book Store: "Boys in the Boat," by Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat” chronicles how nine rough-and-tumble UW rowers from lumber towns, mining camps and fishing boats overcame poverty, illness and self-doubt to win gold under the rapacious gaze of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Daniel James Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat” chronicles how nine rough-and-tumble UW rowers from lumber towns, mining camps and fishing boats overcame poverty, illness and self-doubt to win gold under the rapacious gaze of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Clearly, the subtitle’s “epic quest” is no mere rhetorical flourish. The underdogs from Seattle, lacking the pedigree of the East Coast elite, ultimately earned this region worldwide attention for one of the first times ever. Yet this incredible tale is rarely told, except on the University campus: the gold-winning 1936 shell, Husky Clipper, hangs over the dining commons of the new Conibear Shellhouse.

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