Left Coast / Right Coast: The Free Market Capitalist System

Mike Gold in his Porsche. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

I participate in a discussion group, which meets every Wednesday. Today the subject came up about how our American economy is the largest (by far) in the world. Trailed by China, then Japan. I maintain that the singular reason was the brilliance of our founding fathers. In drafting the Constitution these men, all of whose families came to the fledging United States from Europe, they recognized what worked and what didn’t work.

Jackson, Cascade, and Everett High Schools DECA teams heading to international competition

Jackson High School’s Jack Ellis (left) and John Henry receiving their first place medals. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Students from all three Everett School District comprehensive high schools competed in February at the 2017 DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, Washington. In total, 27 students qualified for April’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California.

Docent Naturalists wanted at the Northwest Stream Center

Elevated Nature Trail at Northwest Stream Center. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

Do you have a passion for forests, wetlands, streams, fish and wildlife? Enjoy communicating with small groups of people?  Would you like to wander a few times a month through a very beautiful 20-acre natural area where views of flora and fauna change every day?  Then the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center may be the place for you.  

"A few things to do," by the Whistling Gardener

Steve Smith is owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

The last day of February started out cold and frozen with a few snowflakes falling from the sky, but as the day went on the sun came out and it actually felt like a taste of spring for me.

I was working in the garden doing some cleanup and for the first time this year I was whistling and lost in thought as I scurried about with my pruners, rake, and wheelbarrow.