Category Archives: placemaking

Way to Go, Vikings!

I don’t generally comment on athletic endeavors.  It’s not that I don’t like to watch an occasional game, it’s more that there are more than enough folks already commenting–my local paper devotes more time and efort to sports than pretty … Continue reading

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Why Education Matters

Washington state, like most states today, is struggling to match its expenditures with revenues.  A more cavalier attitude in the past about future obligations–such as pension liabilitiess–is  coming home to roost.  At the same time, the recession is impacting people’s … Continue reading

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Cashing in on a Good Idea

With the presidential election in full swing already, there’s lots of talk about the economy among national politicians and pundits.  Like the weather, though, everybody’s talking about it, but on the national scene, seems there’s precious little meaningful action.  Fortunately, Bellingham has figured out … Continue reading

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Graced

Bellingham is a blessed community.  Notwithstanding our incredible geology and fortunate geography, we are blessed with a richness of human capacity.  The people of this area are simply amazing. We have renowned authors, artists, craftspeople, farmers, engineers, architects.  This community hosts … Continue reading

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The Art of Big Picture Thinking

Today ‘The Conversation’ with Ross Reynolds on KUOW, Seattle’s NPR station, had State Senator Karen Keiser (D-Kent) on to discuss her idea of auctioning off the state’s art collection over time to provide ongoing funding for the Washington Arts Commission, … Continue reading

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