Since these truly feel to be the dog days of August, I’ll take another swing at a collection of “Sub Blurbs” by covering several topics.
E-mailing is first on the continuum of technological intimacy. Next comes instant messenger, then texting and, finally, the telephone. My generation grew up on communication technology; we develop thumb problems from texting and we feel like we’re missing something as essential as underwear when we go out without our cell phones. Anyone who went to junior high since the advent of the Internet and instant messenger understands the continuum: when you’ve been texting or IM-ing another 13-year-old of the opposite sex and suddenly he or she wants to call you, that’s a big leap.
A wide cross-section of Bothell’s citizenry told elected city officials last week just how much they love the Park at Bothell Landing — just as it is. In fact, they declared emphatic support for expanding the urban park as a treasured public, open space not to be frittered away to surface parking lots and huge, out-of-scale public structures.
I don’t eat burgers, but this summer I am working at a burger joint. The irony of this is a small price to pay for the sake of earning my own money and having the experience of being a waitress, which thus far has taught me how to deal with frustrated customers, split tips and mop a floor — and, ultimately, how to be an adult.
This is in response to the article titled “Kenmore’s Log Boom beach plan faces opposition” (Reporter, July 2) by Joshua Adam Hicks.
As stated, the Log Boom beach project is included in the Kenmore parks and recreation master plan and approved by City Council in 2003, I assume due to what the people wanted.
A couple of swimmers jump into the deep end calling, “Watch out!” Some climb down the ladder and many take the staircase at the shallow end of the pool. No matter how they enter, the Northshore YMCA pool is filled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings … for that matter, every morning! It’s 9 a.m. and time for swim exercise class under the leadership of Mary Mussman.
Emotional times these are in Bothell and Kenmore.
Tough and grueling times, but also hopeful days when good thoughts and actions can reach through the gray moments and make a difference in people’s lives.
And members of the Northshore community are stepping up to the plate to help out those in need: specifically Kelly Clark and Duane Ranstrom.