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FILL-IN FRIDAY: Meet Our New Columnist, ‘Missed Congeniality’

FILL-IN FRIDAY: Meet Our New Columnist, ‘Missed Congeniality’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Dave Markwell has thrown his hat into the ring to run for Des Moines City Council, “Feel Good Friday,” his regular weekly column, has been put on hiatus. In its... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Awarded ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ for Second Consecutive Year

B-Town Blog Awarded ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, The B-Town Blog was named “Best Hyperlocal Website” by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) at their annual awards banquet Saturday night (May 19). “This... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

I Get By With a Little Help…

I Get By With a Little Help…

In a recent chat with a friend of mine, I came to the realization that I am blessed to have a pretty amazing support network. “So, how’s your daughter?” Jeananne inquired. “You mean the turd?”... [Read more]

Wish Big!!

Wish Big!!

This year my husband and I ran away for Christmas. The kids are all out of state visiting various relatives, which provided us the chance for a guilt free holiday at the coast. Along the journey to the... [Read more]

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

12/28/11 UPDATE: We have decided to change the name of our new Internet Radio Station to ‘SoKing Internet Radio,’ so we can better serve all six of our local blogs in the South King County... [Read more]

WWJD? What Would Jay Do?

WWJD? What Would Jay Do?

Perhaps the best ‘boss’ I ever had was a man named Jay Dickey. He still is named that, but he hasn’t been my boss for over 10 years. I went to work for him in the grocery store he managed back in... [Read more]

Card, Please…

Card, Please…

I have half-jokingly told friends that parenting a teen or “tween” should be automatic qualification for a medical marijuana card. Talk about chronic pain, oy! Next time the teen(s) break curfew, violate... [Read more]

Clear and Present Stranger

Clear and Present Stranger

Writer’s block and wine shortage are two things that I fear. This week, they happened on the same day. Just damn. So my apologies for the two-day delay in the posting of this column.  As soon as it’s... [Read more]

Ooh, Baby, Baby

Ooh, Baby, Baby

My cousin had her first child a few weeks ago, and although mine are grown and nearly grown, the news of her baby brought a flood of memories rushing back. Babies are amazing little packages of immeasurable... [Read more]

Kickin’ it Old School

Kickin’ it Old School

  This week has been both a new education and a return to my roots.  School was released last week to the jubilant cheers of students and collective groan of parents. After the observations of... [Read more]

School’s Out…Or Is It?

School’s Out…Or Is It?

“Best. Day. Ever.” Came the text message from one of our kids. The certain sign that school is out for Summer Break, and that their reference as to what qualifies as ‘best’ is somewhat narrow.... [Read more]

The Cat’s That

The Cat’s That

  As mentioned in a previous column, I am in a blended family.  Beyond the standard of his/mine when it comes to kids, we have a his/mine/ours regarding the matter of pets. Upon our marriage last... [Read more]

From Pookie with Love

From Pookie with Love

Being a parent in a blended family requires the ability to not take yourself too seriously. I never knew how much so until this week. In preparation for impending military deployment, my eldest son... [Read more]

It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

This week has been a blur. Memorial Day on Monday, Mariner game on Tuesday, and every spare minute in between those days and right now have been spent stuck in the family tree. Not a literal tree, because... [Read more]

Catitude to Gratitude

Catitude to Gratitude

As my cat yakked up her breakfast this morning, I looked out the window at the seven thousandth day of rain, and muttered a quiet curse. Not that the one had anything to do with the other, but it’s... [Read more]

Time to Get the Party Started!

Time to Get the Party Started!

For all of you who are reading this locally, I hope you have been able to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve had the last few days. For those who read this column from distant time zones, it’s a Des... [Read more]