I cheered when I read Ron Judd’s column about the Northwest character, especially the part about liking the rain and getting quickly tired of warm summer days [“If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” [Pacific Northwest magazine, Jan. 9]. But I do think he missed…More
Ron Judd, you may not care what non-natives think, but I’m a New Yorker (although I lived in Seattle — “your home” way longer than I lived in New York). Therefore, I’m telling you what I think. “If you weren’t born in Seattle or the Northwest, you’ll never be one of us” (Pacific Northwest…More
Some additional suggestions Kudos to Seattle City Council members for their tough vote capping each rideshare service at 150 drivers [“Council limits number of rideshare drivers,” page one, March 18]. Now, let’s see if they have similar spine for capping the number of drug deals going on at any one time at Steinbrueck Park at 150. Or…More
Dangerous flights Helicopters are inherently unstable and tricky aircraft to fly and maintain. The crash of the KOMO aircraft [“Two victims identified in KOMO-TV news helicopter crash near Space Needle,” seattletimes.com, March 18] was tragic but all too predictable. Why do we need daily noisy, fuel-guzzling and dangerous flights over the city to get yet another harbor…More
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