Category Archives: Monk’s Blog

Braids

Last night Déla asked during dinner if one of us (myself or Laura) would be able to help get her hair into a braid in the morning. She was pretty earnest in her query, and Laura asked her why she … Continue reading

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PBS Kids 24/7 In Seattle

This news comes with three things – good news, bad news, and a preface. PREFACE: Two and a half years ago when my family visited Massachusetts for a couple of weeks we stayed in a house in Salem. Nearly every … Continue reading

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Hank & Fire At The Fair

The Washington State Fair has made two big announcements with regards to live entertainment on their main stage. A few big names have been announced, but these might be the biggest yet. Hank Williams Jr. will appear Saturday, September 16 … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 3-17-17

I know it’s been over a month. I should write a post about the issues I have had with getting a new phone then attempting to connect it to my computer. But I won’t. Let’s catch up, shall we? Here … Continue reading

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Five More Random Facts

Because I have little time (do not ask how many days it took me to assemble this post) to write a full post I am just going to gather up something I can do in short bursts, so I present … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Berlin (Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 4)

Lou Reed’s third solo album saw a change – it was recorded in New York City as opposed to London, where his first two solo albums were recorded. Did this change the substance of the record? No. Berlin (the album) … Continue reading

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Mariners At 40

There was a tweet in my timeline about how 20 years ago today ground was broken on what would become Safeco Field. One of the things that always bothered me about the new stadium was its name. At the time I … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Transformer – Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 3

This is the album Lou Reed would try to live down for many years, most of his career even. I had heard this album years ago but did not have my own copy until I picked up the RCA & … Continue reading

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War In Everett?

War is tough, as in the cost is great in both material resources and human life, not to mention anything about the effect on those who survive. But what causes a nation to commit to such costs? The Flying Heritage … Continue reading

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Transgender

I don’t get it. And maybe that’s unpopular to say. I think a lot of people feel the same way but are sort of afraid to admit it. Thing is, there’s a lot I don’t understand, but I also know … Continue reading

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