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December 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: ‘Most clueless parents of all time’

RAVE To Group Health for donating a parking lot, fencing and a generator to the Seattle AIDS Support Group (SASG) Christmas tree lot. Formerly, the sale was held in the small, unpaved, muddy SASG house yard. Now the cheerful SASG volunteers are in a paved lot with off-street parking. RANT To the parents who…


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December 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Don’t spread germs in the cream and sugar

RAVE To the young lady who took off her gloves and gave them to a very cold gentleman sitting on the sidewalk in downtown Seattle. RANT To coffee-shop patrons who sneeze and cough into their hands or blow their noses, then handle the milk, sugar, cinnamon and powdered-chocolate containers put out for customers to use. I’ve watched…


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December 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks to friendly, watchful police officers

RAVE To the friendly, watchful Seattle Police making sure the Great Figgy Pudding chorale extravaganza in downtown Seattle went so well. It was great to see all the singers, the families and the spirit of community protected by their presence and professionalism. Also, they looked awesome in their traditional-style police hats. RANT   To people at the…


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December 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant & Rave: ‘It pays to check out local businesses’

RAVE It pays to check out local small businesses. We arrived home to find a non-working furnace, called a large furnace contractor who couldn’t come for several days. Another call to a local heating contractor reveals a technician is wrapping up a call less than a mile away who can be here in 20 minutes….


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December 4, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Doughnuts for marathoners

RAVE  To the wonderful volunteers at Sunday’s Seattle Marathon who cautioned us about black ice in tricky areas, and double raves to volunteers who supplied Krispy Kreme doughnuts at mile 10. You all rock! RANT To self-absorbed people who abuse the concept and rules regarding service dogs and bring their pets to stores, offices, airports and…


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December 2, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Grinches at Westlake tree lighting

RAVE To the PCC employee who answered the phone one minute before closing at 11 p.m. the night before Thanksgiving when I frantically realized I’d forgotten to buy potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner and asked if I could still come and get some. She said “yes,” greeted me at the door when I arrived, handed me…


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December 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: It’s the dog’s fault she’s frantic, disheveled

RAVE For the kind gentleman who saw a frantic, disheveled lady trying to chase down her little escape-artist mutt who was out on an unauthorized walkabout. The man drove slowly through our neighborhood, on the lookout; his kindness was so very appreciated. The mutt, not in the least chagrined, found her way home. RANT To the…


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