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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

October 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Pedestrians need to be careful, too

RAVE To KeyArena for a great night with Phish and an awesome staffer who seemed to be everywhere. She greeted us with a hello, patiently put on wrist bands, and then said a cheery goodbye. Unless they clone employees, her name was Shannon. RANT To the numerous pedestrians that utilize crosswalks: use some common sense and…

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October 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Hooray for free Seattle Symphony concert

RAVE To Seattle Symphony, Kiwanis Club, donors and foundations for providing a delightful, free community concert at Chief Sealth High School last Friday. The music was amazing: Mozart and Schubert pieces, familiar and lovely. Families of several generations, neighbors and community groups all enjoyed and appreciated it, and young children were introduced to live, classical…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Joyful national anthem

RAVE To Bridgette Hempstead, who sang the national anthem at Sunday’s Seahawks game. I don’t consider myself a particularly patriotic person, but her spirit and love of country washed over me. It was a joyful and wonderful performance. RANT  To the cellphone lot at SeaTac Airport that has one exit and streams of traffic coming at…

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October 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Pleasant, efficient Social Security

RAVE To Judy at the Social Security office, who was pleasant, informative, focused and efficient on our appointment to file for benefits for us and our adult disabled child. Our multiple applications were complex and she was under time pressure for later appointments, but she made the experience a pleasure. Such a joy to see…

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