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Suz Muse: I giggle when Google Voice misinterprets my Mom’s voicemail

Suz Muse: I giggle when Google Voice misinterprets my Mom’s voicemail

By Suzanne Greive “Hey Suz!” When my mom calls me and leaves a message, Google Voice tries to interpret her voice and convert voice to text and deliver me the text message to my phone. My... [Read more]

Suz Muse: I miss those neighbors

Suz Muse: I miss those neighbors

By Suzanne Greive I had an elderly neighbor that I wanted to befriend. Although every time I tried, he turned away. I would wave and he would walk away. I would say hello and he would not reply. Finally,... [Read more]

Suz Muse: <i>Inner Child</i>

Suz Muse: Inner Child

By Suzanne Greive We were flying out of town on an pre dawn flight and as we took our seats I saw a family approaching us. They had a baby and a boy of about 8. I was praying they would continue down... [Read more]

Suz Muse: <i>Surprises</i>

Suz Muse: Surprises

By Suzanne Greive I was too tired to make dinner so my husband and I decided to stroll down the street in Burien and see where we ended up. Our first stop was too packed and we were too hungry to wait... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town Readers! Today we’re... [Read more]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s the Year of the Dog!

By Marley A. Mutt Gung Hay Fat Choy B-Town! That’s Happy New Year B-Town in Cantonese. 2018 is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac and I am thrilled to finally have a year I can call my own. I... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. By Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! I’m... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Economic Forecast – Stronger Together</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Economic Forecast – Stronger Together

Economic Forecast – Stronger Together By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce John F. Kennedy once said, “A rising tide lifts all boats”. But, did you know that Kennedy... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

My wife and I sat in on the 10th birthday party of this blog Monday evening, and I came away realizing how little I know about a community in which I’ve lived for some 45 years. For one thing it was... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

The first item to catch my eye in this particular newspaper was a column written by the newspaper’s founding director. He is writing from a conference of “street paper” representatives from around... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

CLIFF’S EDGE: We (I) can get even better at this voting stuff…

While ballots in elections locally and across the country are still being counted, there are far too many conclusions being drawn and distributed as to what the election results mean. I can’t deny the... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Halloween around our house…

Halloween comes and goes in a reasonably consistent way around our house. A day or so before the annual evening of tricks (I recall those when I was a kid, but see little evidence of them now – with... [Read more]

Introducing The B-Town Blog’s new Dog Blogger – ‘Marley A. Mutt’

Introducing The B-Town Blog’s new Dog Blogger – ‘Marley A. Mutt’

By Marley A. Mutt Hi, my name is Marley. I’m a 10-year-old mixed breed rescue dog. My dad found me in a local shelter and brought me home when I was very young. I don’t like to talk about my life... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

A couple of weeks ago, following the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in the deaths of 58 people, I wrote in this space of an account of the event by a local 7th-grade girl who had been in Las Vegas... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

It’s that time of year again when I either take on a formidable head cold—or I don’t. Last weekend I did, and it was a memorable one, short in duration, but long in symptoms. It served as an exhausting... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

Along with retirement has come the opportunity for me to work with my wife on genealogy research of our respective families. We’ve been pursuing it off and on for several years, but it seems particularly... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Las Vegas shooting, journalism & local student’s experiences

CLIFF’S EDGE: Las Vegas shooting, journalism & local student’s experiences

Considering the millions of words published and voiced since the shootings last Sunday in Las Vegas, one might think we know precisely why and how they happened. But we don’t. We do know that in our... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

CLIFF’S EDGE: Get angry, but for a worthwhile purpose…

I love this country. To some degree I respect everyone with whom I share it. So why do I make a point of saying this now? Because I’m trying to reassure myself that I still know what love of country... [Read more]