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Suz Muse: It’s fun to feel part of a community, and I feel so lucky…

Suz Muse: It’s fun to feel part of a community, and I feel so lucky…

By Suzanne Greive When I grew up my Dad was in the Navy and the Air Force. We moved a lot and lived on military bases wherever we were stationed. They all looked pretty much the same. It was a different... [Read more]

Suz Muse: Carrot seeds don’t make good lawns

Suz Muse: Carrot seeds don’t make good lawns

My husband’s grandfather was an entrepreneur from a small coastal community in Maine. He would buy things in bulk from various sources for pennies on the dollar, then resell them in his bargain shop. Many... [Read more]

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]

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: <i>It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here</i>

B-Town’s Dog Blogger Marley A. Mutt: It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

By Marley A. Mutt It is gettin’ hot in here! I’m a dog, so I’m not going to talk about climate change and how the earth is getting warmer and warmer primarily due to impacts our human friends... [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>The Benefits of Recognition</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Benefits of Recognition

The Benefits of Recognition By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Saying “Thank You” matters. Whether in your personal life or in the workplace. Showing gratitude promotes... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [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: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

The Burien City Council heard from The Seattle Times this week with what I would assume was unsolicited advice. Some might be surprised at The Times weighing in on the ongoing local dispute over a council... [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: The topic is preservation of local news media

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

I hope Scott Schaefer is reading – or has already read – this along with you and all the others who pay attention to The B-Town Blog. (Actually, I’m pretty sure he reads each of my weekly rants... [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]