Category Archives: Seattle

Sept 2017-Paradise Valley Trail run (Half marathon) race report

(Still playing catch up, with my very late posts) This race was not on my 2017 calendar until about 4 weeks before I ran it. Originally, 2017 was all about the Seoul International Marathon (March), Grasslands Marathon (july) and maybe … Continue reading

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Running derailed by an ear

Last August, my running was delayed by a health issue, I’ve been reluctant to discuss it. Wasn’t sure how much, if any information I wanted to share…. I was training for the Beijing marathon last summer. I was feeling good, … Continue reading

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To bike or not to bike

Since starting kindergarten and biking the boy on the cargo bike to school, I figured it was only a matter of time before he would generate the interest in learning to ride a bike himself. The weeks and months passed … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Last Wednesday was the first day of kindergarten for Will. We three walked the mile to his new school with some neighbors and their kids. It’s a yearly ritual and a nice way to start off the new school year. … Continue reading

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“Bad Driver!”

I’ve written before about having to be careful of what I say in front of the boy, since he likely will repeat it. Guess I haven’t learned my lesson. Sometime ago, he and I were caught in that never ending … Continue reading

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Ilija comes to town

This info is a bit late but better late than never, right…. In April and early May, for three weeks we hosted a 17 year old Bosnian high school student who was in town attending the a leadership training program … Continue reading

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Two things that stood out, at the Dentist today.

Today, took the boy to the dentist. They know us well. Will isn’t the best tooth brush and flosser, (yeah, we are working on that) has ‘soft’ teeth, so prone to cavities. I think he already has four fillings and … Continue reading

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School Picture Day

Talk about pressure….today is THE day. People have been asking about it; just the other day Will’s grandma asked when it was taking place. Notices were posted at school, a month ago, announcing the details. Today is school picture day. … Continue reading

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Migrating Salmon in Piper’s Creek

One of my favorite parks in Seattle is CarKeek park. Contains a nice open green space, great for picnics, a playground and access to 100 yard stretch of beach on Puget Sound opposite the Olympic Mountain range. Just north of … Continue reading

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Halloween 2012

Lucky for us, Will dropped the idea to dress up as theĀ  “Whistler Peak to Peak” or “Ferry boat engine” and settled on a “Blue Angel Test Pilot.” And this costum didn’t require any assemblage since his good bud Kyle … Continue reading

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