A Seattle Thanksgiving Memory

I was thirteen when my parents went through a horrific divorce in the 70s. Of course that meant my siblings and I went through that divorce too,there were six of us. My Mom took to drinking in grand fashion,to the point where she ultimately ended up in a hospital for years,after too many suicide attempts. Before that […]

Amazon Goes Postal!


WASHINGTON — The cash-short United States Postal Service, which has failed to win congressional approval to stop delivering mail on Saturdays to save money, has struck a deal with the online retailerAmazon.com to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both, with obvious advantages for each.


Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show October 5

October 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come aboard and explore working, historic tugboats, fishboats and workboats. Enjoy an exciting family-oriented day with maritime and marine professionals, demonstrations, and fun, food and drink.


Virginia V Foundation Hires Executive Director

Seattle, Washington – September 6, 2013 – After an extensive search from a qualified pool of candidates, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation has hired Heron Scott to serve as the Foundation’s new Executive Director.

“Heron’s extensive career in the preservation of maritime heritage vessels, public programming and non-profit management will serve him well in […]

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Sails In On September 11th

Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Sails In On September 11th.

 More than 200 boats on display and fun for all the family – free sailboat rides for kids and adults, kids toy boat building, life jacket give away

 SEATTLE – September 4, 2013 – Seattle’s 35th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway one week from […]

Is America the child-gun massacre capital of the universe?

At the Beat we continue to follow this writer’s voice of reason after every gun massacre …

After the mass gun murders at Virginia Tech, I wrote about the unfathomable image of cell phones ringing in the pockets of the dead kids, and of the parents trying desperately to reach them. And I said (as did […]

Welcome to Seattle, The Netherlands

Yes of course that’s overstating it, but there’s no escaping the feeling in Seattle right now, that a huge social seachange has just occurred. Because it has.

Plus, we have streetcars.

While much of the country concentrated on the presidential election, Washington State almost quietly became the only place in the United States where […]

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New Sci-Fi Novel Tells Story of Secrets, Lies, Betrayal, and Deception

Book Two of Rachel Tristan’s journey discovery of her own destiny

 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Ryan disappeared after his twin brother Jared shot him in Denver. However, Rachel saw him again and he told her they still have a mission to save the […]