The moment is here — family center opens doors

The folks over at the Northshore Family Center must be breathing a collective sigh of relief.

What’s new at Bothell High?

Sporting a blue shirt with the BHS insignia, Bothell High School Principal Bob Stewart sits at his desk amidst papers and books in a cramped portable on campus. Bob knows it’s short term and, come November, will move into new digs. Not only will Bob, Co-Principal Heather Miller and the administrative staff move, but also 1,650 students are in for a big treat. How big?

Meeting others’ needs brings our own healing

In the last few days, I’ve found myself haunted by an image. It appears to be unforgettable — as it should. Recently, I was shown a picture of a child in Africa. Taken in 1993, the image displays a starving child collapsed on the ground. Those familiar with the area indicate she is struggling toward the direction of a nearby food center. Next to her body, a vulture hovers awaiting her death.

No drinking for me — I’m using my brain

Because I love my prefrontal cortex, because I have an inordinate amount of pride and for this reason don’t like to make a fool of myself in front of other people, and because it’s illegal, I don’t drink.

Remembering ‘Bud’ Ericksen

When “Bud” Ericksen served as Bothell mayor from 1969-1973, the mayor and members of the City Council sat around a huge oak table supported by tree-stump legs and they conducted the city’s business from reasonably uncomfortable chairs.

On Bothell’s folksy Main Street

Friend, Camille, and I meet for breakfast once a month at Steve’s on Main Street, Bothell. We love it there. The booths are comfortable, noise level low, the atmosphere is downright homegrown folksy and waitress, Bobbi Graff, is delightful.

  • May 7, 2008

Making dollars — and sense — of Bothell past and present

Another tax day in America has come and gone (with the property tax deadline just around the corner). It brought to mind the vast difference in Bothell’s tax base today compared to when Bothell was designated as merely a town in the eyes of state government. That would have been in the late 1950s, when the primary tax dollars were being generated by three car dealerships — Green Ford, HasBrouck Chevrolet and Ericksen Motors.

  • Apr 23, 2008

The ‘Invisible Man’ was outta sight The ‘Invisible Man’ was outta sight

Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”

  • Apr 23, 2008

Dorothy Harshman, Bothell’s First Lady and genuine friend

Editor’s note: This is a tribute to Dorothy Harshman, who passed away March 31 at the age of 86.

  • Apr 16, 2008