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Suz Muse: ‘I had the most magical holiday I’ve ever had in my life…’

Suz Muse: ‘I had the most magical holiday I’ve ever had in my life…’

By Suzanne Greive I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. I had the most magical holiday I’ve ever had in my life. I believe the reason is because I took on the attitude of “If this is the only... [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]

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: In defense of journalism.

CLIFF’S EDGE: In defense of journalism.

I believe my flaws are few (despite what others may claim), but one I can’t deny is that I’m not a particularly tough disciplinarian. I’m usually willing to grant anyone that second chance. That’s... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

CLIFF’S EDGE: Putting history in a contemplative place

I spent much of last spring and early summer reading Shelby Foote’s three-volume history on the Civil War, and now I’m glad that I did. I have visited the history of many places and times, but the... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

If you were anywhere along our communities’ western fringe this week you had the opportunity to see ships in the sound coming in from or leaving for Yantian China, Yokohama, Japan, Busan, Korea and... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: It’s time for a certain councilmember to fade away…

Editorial by Jack Mayne It is time for Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz to take her own political advice and exit stage left so that the Burien City Council can once again become the people’s governing... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]