Opinion Section

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: As a neighbor who monitors... [Read more]

The Viand Pundit reviews Burien’s Smarty Pants Garage

The Viand Pundit reviews Burien’s Smarty Pants Garage

The following is a regular review column by ‘The Viand Pundit,’ our anonymous restaurant critic: Smarty Pants Garage Restaurant Review By Viand Pundit If you like the excitement in a motorcycle... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

I thought you and I had a healthy conversation around the table last Friday as we chewed on the topic of local libraries and their continued value in this age of evolving media. I thought this weekend... [Read more]

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome our newest Writer, 17-year old Katalia Alexander, a journalism student at Mt. Rainier High School who nearly single-handedly led a successful effort to revive the school’s... [Read more]

LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, You and the Council... [Read more]

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

LETTER: Nancy Tosta is running for reelection to Council Position #5

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

LETTER: Gary Wood is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

LETTER: Blog’s ‘Policy of ‘No Comments’ allowed from public is dead wrong…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The B-Town Blog policy of “No Comments”... [Read more]

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

A few years back, about the time I retired from teaching journalism, I became comfortable with a question my former newspaper colleagues would frequently ask, often from behind a sneer: Are you still... [Read more]

LETTER: Joel Manning is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

LETTER: Joel Manning is running for Burien City Council, Position #1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Jill Esau is running for Burien City Council, Position #5

LETTER: Jill Esau is running for Burien City Council, Position #5

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light on Tuesday… My day had begun with the posting of our American flag in the holder at the front of the carport, a routine practice... [Read more]

LETTER: Debi Wagner running for re-election to Burien City Council Pos. #3

LETTER: Debi Wagner running for re-election to Burien City Council Pos. #3

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: Krystal Marx is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Krystal Marx is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Council Members…every once in awhile you surprise me in a good way’

LETTER: ‘Council Members…every once in awhile you surprise me in a good way’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, Every once in awhile... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Responsibility of Advocacy</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Responsibility of Advocacy

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce As a parent, one of the most rewarding things I enjoy doing with my children is reading with them. Dr. Seuss was always a favorite... [Read more]

LETTER: Patty Janssen is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Patty Janssen is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

I listen regularly to those who get paid to report to us what’s happening in the world. I listen, and I conclude that humanity is in a real mess. On the other hand, as I’m hearing all that, I’m... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

I turn 80 today, and I recall doubting I would ever be able to say that. Now the date arrives, I’m still here, and it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Like you, I know our population as a whole... [Read more]