Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Sunset Over Queen Anne Hill

Queen Anne Hill During Sunset

Queen Anne Hill at Sunset

 

The Seattle Process: A One-Act Play

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

Queen Anne says, “We love Easy Street!”

King County says, “We love Easy Street too! We proclaim them Business of the Year!”

Chase Bank says, “We love Easy Street’s building! Gimme!”

The landlord says, “Right away!”

Mike McGinn says, “There’s nothing I can do!”

Seattle Rex says, “Well, no offense Mike, but if there’s nothing you can do … what the hell do we need you for? We can be powerless all by ourselves, and it would cost us a lot less!”

The P.I. says, “Vote Democrat!”

The Weekly says, “Vote Democrat!”

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Farewell Easy Street

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne

This afternoon, Easy Street Records in Lower Queen Anne opened one last time to auction off its remaining inventory. Armed with $50 or so, I went down to pay my final respects, and to perhaps pick up an item or two as well. I figured that I might pick up a poster for $15, a rare record for $20 … or something along those lines. I would soon find out, however, that I was comically out of my league.

Shortly after I arrived, a Bob Marley picture was sold for $200. A

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Uneasy Street

Queen Anne - Easy Street Records

It’s a depressing time to be a Seattleite.

It’s a depressing time to be an American.

Over the last decade, I’ve watched not only the middle-class dry up, but small businesses dry up as well. While some places in this country are still doing better than others, in 2013 Seattle, you’d either have to be insane to start a small business, or you’d have to be a fly-by-night operation, hell-bent on mediocrity.

Consider this scenario:

You start a small business in a neighborhood giving the residents of that neighborhood what they want, or perhaps what they need. Maybe you

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Only in Seattle, Part 5,781,257

“Check out the park name at 5th Ave. N and Highland” a homeslice just text messaged me.

I pulled up Google Maps, and sure enough:

Heh.

Well, I’ll be damned.

It looks like the Seattle City Council strikes again.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m on my way to a certain park in Queen Anne.

Worst Drivers in America

Car Accident Scene in Lower Queen Anne

During the course of any given day, I encounter between 5 and 10 wrong-way drivers. While all cities have such drivers from time to time, their sheer volume is something that is quite unique to Seattle. If I personally encounter five to ten per day, imagine how many of these drivers truly exist.

Moments ago, I stumbled upon an accident scene in LQA.

I didn’t witness the accident, but from what I could see from the aftermath, it appeared that a woman was driving the wrong way down 1st Avenue N at a pretty

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Live Photo: Occupy Our Classrooms

Occupy Our Classrooms

New Photo: Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Queen Anne

A Seattle Christmas Carol

Seattle City Lights from Kerry Park

Seattle Christmas Lights from Kerry Park

It seems like only yesterday I was hanging out in Westlake Park, enjoying Christmas in 2010.

Here it is … 2011 … and I’m once again celebrating in exactly the same way. Running around looking at Christmas lights.

Why mess with success?

Now that I have a family, I really enjoy this time of year.

I don’t think I’ve ever gone into details about this publicly, hell, I don’t think I’ve ever told anyone privately either, but … what the hell … I’m old and mostly over it.

You see, Virginia, there

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Live Photos of the Day: November 18, 2011

1:25pm: Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park

10:02am: Queen Anne

10:03am: Queen Anne

10:03am: Lower Queen Anne

10:03am: Lower Queen Anne

10:03am: Lower Queen Anne

10:03am: Lower Queen Anne

10:03am: Lower Queen Anne

10:04am: 1st and Denny

10:25am: Space Needle

12:46pm: Columbia Tower and Seattle Municipal Tower

12:50pm: Seattle Panorama

1:25pm: Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park

1:27pm: Seattle Skyline Panorama from Kerry Park

1:31pm: The Puget Sound

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