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Pride Month: Celebrating progress, working toward a brighter future

As leaders within the LGBTQ+ community, we celebrate the tremendous progress made in advancing equality, justice, and inclusion in the 55 years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. We …

Summer events in Mukilteo

Summer is in the air, and Mukilteo has some great events planned that I wanted to highlight in this edition of Mayor’s Message. Touch a Truck Touch a Truck will be held at Lighthouse …

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Types of people

For this week’s column, I thought I’d write about the general types of people one comes into contact with during a lifetime. I always think of the famous Barbra Streisand song …

Becoming an apprentice of Jesus

We recently needed some plumbing work done at our home. When the plumber, Zach, arrived to fix our problem, he was not alone. He brought along his apprentice Caleb. I was quite impressed to …

Do you need a digital will?

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I had our estate plan – including a will, power of attorney and advance directive – drawn up about 10 years ago but have recently read that our plan …

Controlling anger in today’s angry world

I think we all know that people seem more angry today than in the past. We experience it from others, or we ourselves are angry. Anger is a powerful emotion that can profoundly impact both our mental …

I have to say I am pretty shocked by the recent uproar about a new name for Speedway. In as much as this is such a simple idea, it’s not surprising that City leaders have a tough time making …

To Mukilteo City Councilmembers: As long-time residents, we strongly support the ban on short-term rentals! We highly value our quality of life living in Old Town and in the past have fought for …

Different ways to make an easy dinner

Let’s face it – regardless of the season, our lives are consistently hectic, often providing a convenient excuse to avoid cooking from scratch. Incorporating quick and easy meal ideas …

Grandparents

Hopefully, most of those reading this can recall their grandparents. The other day I was reflecting on one of Woody Allen’s constant themes. It is present in every one of his movies – …

Regarding the short-term rental policy discussion from the May 28 City Council meeting, my wife and I have lived in Old Town Mukilteo for over 25 years and agree with those City Councilmembers quoted …

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A beautiful thing to say

These last few weeks have been difficult for me. It’s harder than I thought it would be. As the last day of worship before my retirement draws closer, I find that every conversation, every …

Banjos capture the voices of our past

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter created it to acknowledge African American contributions to music as a vital part of our nation’s cultural …

Summer vacations in the age of climate change

Summer vacations have long been a source of excitement and adventure. Traveling to a destination away from home provides many experiences and memories to be cherished for a lifetime. In the age …

The truth is in how we tell it

Last week, a great band played a fantastic concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The Wallflowers may be considered a one-hit-wonder to many, but this melodic and creative band led by Jacob Dylan …

Sharing the spectacular unknown

People of a certain age, and movie buffs, may recall a pivotal scene in the epic “2001 – A Space Odyssey,” when a tribe of primitive humans stumbled upon a towering, gleaming, …

Embracing our life experiences

Congratulations to all our graduates! I think I can speak for all to say that we are excited for you and look forward to everything you will achieve. No matter how old we get, we all have the …

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