by Dave Markwell I am not a political guy. I don’t follow much international news besides the stuff that makes the Today Show. I, probably like many other folks, am largely consumed by my own daily battles.... [Read more]
by Shawn Underwood Something strange has been happening in the hood. Tom and I were driving home from a friend’s home the other night when I noticed a raccoon crossing the road. ‘Watch out for that... [Read more]
Last week (Wed., Feb. 3rd), Seattle Times Columnist Jerry Large wrote an editorial explaining why he thinks White Center would be a “good fit” for Seattle, and vice versa (link here) â€“... [Read more]
by Shawn Underwood I recently returned from The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Conference, which was held in Ventura, California. My new writing group BFF, Karen Rinehart, award-winning humorist... [Read more]
Last Thursday I was perusing the Burien Farmers Market (open from 11am to 6pm) when I ran into my favorite flower vendor. They happily met me with kind smiles and inquired, â€œWhat you like today?â€
â€œHmmm, I donâ€™t know, I like all flowers. Can you make me a bouquet of the yellow Lupine and the white daisies?â€
â€œYou donâ€™t like these already made up?â€
â€œYes, but I like those in the back better.â€
â€œOk, no problem, she make you a big bouquet,â€ said the smiling fellow…â€
by Shawn Underwood As my readers can see from the headline aboveâ€”PUMPKIN HEAD, also known as Jack, was indeed rescued from a nearby ravine. As I’m sure you all recall, Jack mysteriously disappeared... [Read more]
There will be no column by Walter Morton in todayâ€™s B-Town Blog.
The reason for this is that one blustery winter evening, in the Windy City, some 53 years ago, one William B. Morton took the bus back home from work, rather than drive his car in an encroaching Midwest storm.
Had he turned right and gone and gotten his car that night back in the 1950â€™s, he would have pleasantly bumped into a college friend, Helen Jordan, who then was a paralegal for a major Chicago law firm.
They would have happily sat for a warm holiday drink or two, caught up on old times, a romance lighting beneath them.
They would have dated, married, and their first born would have been named Walter Jordan Morton, who would have gone on to study journalism and move to Burien.
William turned left to catch the bus and so he and Helen did not bump into each other that night. They did not date and they did not marry. Consequently, Walter was never born.
Hence, there will be no column by Walter Morton in todayâ€™s B-Town Blog.
by Shawn Underwood While perusing the shops of B-Town the other day, I stumbled across a light-post lying across the sidewalk. Hold on, whatâ€™s this and why isnâ€™t it standing up like the other... [Read more]
by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, â€¨Burien Library Holiday Salutations my Dear Readers from your Burien Library Empress of Informationâ„¢! Despite the winter wonderland-ness of the recent weather,... [Read more]
by Shawn Underwood I like dogs. All kinds of dogs. Except â€œbitersâ€ and those with foaming saliva on their molars. The â€œbiterâ€ phenomenon is very evident in small yappers, the kind... [Read more]
by Shawn Underwood Each summer, I endure parental purgatory and attend my childrenâ€™s Swim Meets at the Gregory Seahurst Swimming Pool right here in Burien. Swim Meets tend to be long (3-4 hours)... [Read more]
by Shawn Underwood The month of May is over and as usual, we remain sunless in Seattle. We had one sunny day on the third Saturday in May but I was out of town. Of course, no place on earth equals a sunny... [Read more]
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome our newest Columnist, local Burienite humorist Shawn Underwood! Twenty-five years of living in Burien gives Shawn much fodder for her writings. All of her stories are true, or at... [Read more]