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 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 25, 2020 

Off Kilter: Frozen ponds and ice skating rinks

For those of you who have lived in the northeast, we have a rich tradition of ice skating on frozen ponds, lakes, etc. in winter. Unlike greater Seattle, which rarely gets a cold snap sufficient to...

 
 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose

Every once in awhile, the song done by Janis Joplin as well as Kris Kristofferson (who wrote the song) pops into my head. The actual song title is “Me and Bobby McGee.” While the song is about a...

 
 By Michael Gold    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Plenty to see on Puget Sound

What can you say? We’re fortunate in living along the water’s edge in Puget Sound. Our home has an unobstructed view to the west looking across the Sound toward the Olympic Mountains. We can see...

 

The Academy Awards and other Outrages | Off Kilter

OK, I’ll admit it right off the starting mark. I can’t stand the over-blown, over-exposed, over-anticipated ceremony marking the annual pilgrimage of the world’s greatest “stars” to...

 

The government shutdown | Off Kilter

I don't know if you remember, but our government was shut down for over three weeks last year. Did you notice? I certainly didn't. Let's start with economic analysis: (Assuming 800,000 workers making...

 

'The Internet of Things'

OK, many of you know I’ve been a serial entrepreneur – starting seven previous computer companies. I’m currently working on my eighth. All have been in and around professional publishing – the...

 
 By Michael Gold    General    May 8, 2019

Becoming our grandparents isn’t for chickens; and we need the eggs l Off Kilter

Michael Gold, a self-described “gadfly” who lived on the East Coast before moving to Mill Creek, then the Picnic Point area, is a serial entrepreneur who combines his East Coast/Left Coast...

 
 By Michael Gold    General    May 8, 2019

Growing into curmudgeon hood l Off Kilter

As kids, we all knew an older person who lived in the neighborhood and would scream loudly whenever your ball wound up on their front lawn: “Get off my lawn!” That, to me, is the absolute definiti... Full story

 
 By Michael Gold    General    April 26, 2019

Off Kilter

Michael Gold, a self-described “gadfly” who lived on the East Coast before moving to Mill Creek, then the Picnic Point area, is a serial entrepreneur who combines his East Coast/Left Coast...

 

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