Opinion

Remembering the holiday table

The older I get, the more time I spend remembering Christmas past. According to my two wonderful children, I must be very old because all I remember of Christmas past is what I ate.

Christmas spirit alive and well in Sumner

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. While that line is from one of my all time favorite Christmas songs, I have to admit that in some ways it’s putting a real damper on my festive holiday mood. I’ve always said it would be swell if snow didn’t stick on the roads.

Stories behind Christmas classics

Santa. Christmas Trees. Wreaths. Presents. Egg nog. A crackling fireplace.

Remembering the holiday table

The older I get, the more time I spend remembering Christmas past. According to my two wonderful children, I must be very old because all I remember of Christmas past is what I ate.

Christmas spirit alive and well in Sumner

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. While that line is from one of my all time favorite Christmas songs, I have to admit that in some ways it’s putting a real damper on my festive holiday mood. I’ve always said it would be swell if snow didn’t stick on the roads.

Stories behind Christmas classics

Santa. Christmas Trees. Wreaths. Presents. Egg nog. A crackling fireplace.

It’s a joyous season despite tough times

Well, here we are again, forsaking the routine, workaday world to slip joyfully into romance. Bring on the hectic shopping sprees, gaudy tinsel and the multi-colored, twinkling flash of Southcenter, downtown Seattle, and living-room Christmas trees. We’ll stroll once more down Santa Claus Lane and through the dainty lights along Fifth Avenue.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Bumper stickers tout accomplishment | Pat Cashman

Last year, after one of this area’s odd and paralyzing snowstorms, I watched a very dumb guy in a very fancy SUV suddenly whip around the traffic in front of him and barrel at breakneck speed up an icy hill. The icy hill came out the victor, as icy hills are known to do.

No need to travel for great sports

Maybe it is the amount of caffeine consumed by folks here in the Northwest that fuels our storied overachiever status, but don’t we expect the same from our pro, college and high school athletes?

  • Dec 16, 2008

Caffeine could perk up Seattle athletics

Maybe it is the amount of caffeine consumed by folks here in the Northwest that fuels our storied overachiever status, but don’t we expect the same from our pro, college and high school athletes?

No need to travel for great sports

Maybe it is the amount of caffeine consumed by folks here in the Northwest that fuels our storied overachiever status, but don’t we expect the same from our pro, college and high school athletes?

  • Dec 16, 2008

Money in the pocket or for gas tax?

Most people who read this column drive, so here’s an early Christmas present: log onto seattlegasprices.com and you’ll find the lowest price of gasoline in your community. Just click on the name of your hometown. Right now, it’s selling for $1.59 in Auburn, $1.60 in Covington, $1.62 in Kent, $1.77 in Bellevue, $1.89 in Redmond and $1.64 in Renton. Five months ago it was more than $4 a gallon. Nice trend.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Money in the pocket or for gas tax?

Most people who read this column drive, so here’s an early Christmas present: log onto seattlegasprices.com and you’ll find the lowest price of gasoline in your community. Just click on the name of your hometown. Right now, it’s selling for $1.59 in Auburn, $1.60 in Covington, $1.62 in Kent, $1.77 in Bellevue, $1.89 in Redmond and $1.64 in Renton. Five months ago it was more than $4 a gallon. Nice trend.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Christmas cheer fills downtown Sumner

‘Tis the season to celebrate downtown. It’s a good thing there are only 31 days in the month of December. A person could get plumb worn out attending holiday festivities.

Low gas price, good economics

Most people who read this column drive, so here’s an early Christmas present: Log onto seattlegasprices.com and you’ll find the lowest price of gasoline in your community. Just click on the name of your hometown. Right now, it’s selling for $1.59 in Auburn, $1.60 in Covington, $1.62 in Kent, $1.77 in Bellevue, $1.89 in Redmond and $1.64 in Renton. Five months ago it was more than $4 a gallon. Nice trend.

Caffeine could perk up athletics

Maybe it is the amount of caffeine consumed by folks here in the Northwest that fuels our storied overachiever status, but don’t we expect the same from our pro, college and high school athletes?

Christmas cheer fills downtown Sumner

‘Tis the season to celebrate downtown. It’s a good thing there are only 31 days in the month of December. A person could get plumb worn out attending holiday festivities.

Low gas price, good economics

Most people who read this column drive, so here’s an early Christmas present: Log onto seattlegasprices.com and you’ll find the lowest price of gasoline in your community. Just click on the name of your hometown. Right now, it’s selling for $1.59 in Auburn, $1.60 in Covington, $1.62 in Kent, $1.77 in Bellevue, $1.89 in Redmond and $1.64 in Renton. Five months ago it was more than $4 a gallon. Nice trend.

Finding purpose for slugs is a stretch

When Noah was getting ready to push off with his ark, the story goes, God told him to gather all the animals of the world “two by two.” That was a delicate way of saying that he was supposed to locate both a male and female version of each animal so that there would eventually be baby animals to ensure the continuation of each species. Fortunately, God didn’t have to explain the exact details of sex to Noah, who according to some sources fathered hundreds of kids of his own. That’s why God had to find something else for Noah to do.

Capitol holiday displays steal season’s joy

A celebration of holiday traditions during the festive season has instead become a free fire zone in the culture wars.

  • Dec 9, 2008