Well, one surmises one could print all of the lyrics to all of the songs sung by Seattle Men’s Chorus, but really there is no substitute for my friend Kevin Gallagher’s interpretive, inimitable signage [“Critics say chorus interpreter is inaccurate, seek his removal,” NWThursday, dec. 29].
At times there is so much action on stage that you can either watch the chorus or the Signer — and at times Kevin is the cynosure to whom all eyes are drawn. When SMC sings the “Hallelujah Chorus,” is Kevin supposed to spell out “hallelujah” every time it’s sung? Should his fingers fall off to satisfy the purists?
Bravo to King County, Seattle and The Seattle Times
Recent articles about funding cuts in nonprofits reveal again how federal help continues to diminish [“Childhaven’s financial future uncertain,” NWMonday, Nov. 25].
Our country has expended enormous resources on its foreign policy, going all the way back to the Cold War and Vietnam. The result is that it will soon be unable to take care of its own people.
It is worth knowing when our beautiful city got its start as well as its correct location. Many believe that it took place on or near Coleman Dock which is now the Bremerton/Bainbridge Ferry Terminal in downtown Seattle. This of course is not accurate. The actual location of our city’s beginning is near Alki Point, not very…More
Downtown proves to be a comfortable environment for tourists I just had to send a letter congratulating your city after spending the day there along with family on Sunday, Nov. 3. We are from Vancouver, B.C., but visited your city to watch the Seattle Seahawks live at the stadium. We started the day in the Pike…More
Rich history and location Thanks to The Seattle Times for its article [“Happily unhip West Seattle attracts a new crowd,” NWSunday, Sept. 29.] West Seattle is a place apart due to its history and geography. Perhaps peninsulas, like islands, are special geographies of and for the soul. They satisfy not only its need for beauty, but also…More
City needs mass-transit system The recent article on cars apparently deals with only Seattle proper, ignoring the huge amount of daily auto traffic to and from the surrounding cities. [“Cars losing grip on Seattle,” page one, Sept. 25.] The terrible traffic conditions in Seattle are not caused by people who live and work here. Of note, also,…More
Questions for letter writer I have some questions for unhappy property owner Stuart Weibel. [“Northwest Voices: New city budget,” Opinion, Sept. 25.] Does he know the assessments come from the King County assessor’s office and not the mayor’s office and feature an appeal process? Did he read the latest Case-Shiller Index article? [“Home prices up again...More
Take a stand Howard Schultz needs to take a stand one way or the other. [“Starbucks’ gun policy: Please don’t bring them,” page one, Sept. 19.] You can’t please everyone. Schultz needs to decide: Are guns in or out at his stores? Starbucks is a gathering place for many families and friends, many with children. Would he…More
Hemorrhage of greed James Sherk claims paying fast-food workers a $15 hourly wage is akin to attaching leeches to their skin, in that it will hurt them economically. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.] Where is his grave concern for the leeching already at full throttle — massive corporate profits sucking the…More
Unhappy property owner Yes, we have an improving economy, and yes, real-estate prices are rising. [“Budget reflects McGinn’s priorities,” NW Tuesday, Sept. 24.] Whatever methods the city is using to raise real-estate taxes, they are blunt axes for many of us. The real-estate taxes on our Queen Anne condominium have been raised substantially for two years…More