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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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Thank you, Mukilteo! Kushpointe, your local recreational and medically endorsed cannabis dispensary, would like to acknowledge a few priceless things about this community. Our team of eight …

Riding the subway

If there is one thing that a consummate New Yorker takes in stride, while most residents in the rest of the world would simply freak out, it’s riding the New York subway. Let’s …

How to choose a quality dog day care

Today’s dog parents are busier than ever before, and many are choosing doggie day care as a way to keep their furry friends occupied during the day. Dog day cares are increasingly popular …

It’s our ocean and our sand

June is National Oceans Month, so let’s talk about our beautiful beaches. It was President James Polk (1795-1849) who used the term “from sea to sea,” which is now interpreted to …

Exploring ways to save Hawthorne Hall

Hawthorne Hall is one of the few remaining historic places in Mukilteo, along with the Hogland House; the Epps; Siemens and Nelson houses; the Pioneer Cemetery; Fowler Pear Tree; the Lighthouse; and …

Investing in what’s best for the city

Thank you so much for the privilege of serving you as a councilmember. I take this role seriously and view the responsibility of being a steward of your resources soberly. One of the most important …

What passes for food

I was thinking about our diets, both east and west coasts, as well as what others around the world eat. East Coast vs. West Coast: Food trends can start anywhere in the U.S. California comes to …

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Attempt to spread peace results in being doxxed

Imagine bad-faith actors maliciously targeting you online by using the app Facecheck.ID, posting your photo with disinformation, attacking your character and reputation, and endangering your life. …

Do your hands smell? Some suggestions

One of the biggest complaints I hear about regarding prepping fresh ingredients like garlic and onions is how odors from these ingredients tend to linger on your hands afterward. This can not only be …

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