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Regarding the short-term rental policy discussion from the May 28 City Council meeting, my wife and I have lived in Old Town Mukilteo for over 25 years and agree with those City Councilmembers quoted …

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A beautiful thing to say

These last few weeks have been difficult for me. It’s harder than I thought it would be. As the last day of worship before my retirement draws closer, I find that every conversation, every …

Banjos capture the voices of our past

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter created it to acknowledge African American contributions to music as a vital part of our nation’s cultural …

Summer vacations in the age of climate change

Summer vacations have long been a source of excitement and adventure. Traveling to a destination away from home provides many experiences and memories to be cherished for a lifetime. In the age …

The truth is in how we tell it

Last week, a great band played a fantastic concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The Wallflowers may be considered a one-hit-wonder to many, but this melodic and creative band led by Jacob Dylan …

Sharing the spectacular unknown

People of a certain age, and movie buffs, may recall a pivotal scene in the epic “2001 – A Space Odyssey,” when a tribe of primitive humans stumbled upon a towering, gleaming, …

Embracing our life experiences

Congratulations to all our graduates! I think I can speak for all to say that we are excited for you and look forward to everything you will achieve. No matter how old we get, we all have the …

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Thank you, Mukilteo! Kushpointe, your local recreational and medically endorsed cannabis dispensary, would like to acknowledge a few priceless things about this community. Our team of eight …

Riding the subway

If there is one thing that a consummate New Yorker takes in stride, while most residents in the rest of the world would simply freak out, it’s riding the New York subway. Let’s …

How to choose a quality dog day care

Today’s dog parents are busier than ever before, and many are choosing doggie day care as a way to keep their furry friends occupied during the day. Dog day cares are increasingly popular …

It’s our ocean and our sand

June is National Oceans Month, so let’s talk about our beautiful beaches. It was President James Polk (1795-1849) who used the term “from sea to sea,” which is now interpreted to …

Exploring ways to save Hawthorne Hall

Hawthorne Hall is one of the few remaining historic places in Mukilteo, along with the Hogland House; the Epps; Siemens and Nelson houses; the Pioneer Cemetery; Fowler Pear Tree; the Lighthouse; and …

Investing in what’s best for the city

Thank you so much for the privilege of serving you as a councilmember. I take this role seriously and view the responsibility of being a steward of your resources soberly. One of the most important …

What passes for food

I was thinking about our diets, both east and west coasts, as well as what others around the world eat. East Coast vs. West Coast: Food trends can start anywhere in the U.S. California comes to …

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Attempt to spread peace results in being doxxed

Imagine bad-faith actors maliciously targeting you online by using the app Facecheck.ID, posting your photo with disinformation, attacking your character and reputation, and endangering your life. …

Do your hands smell? Some suggestions

One of the biggest complaints I hear about regarding prepping fresh ingredients like garlic and onions is how odors from these ingredients tend to linger on your hands afterward. This can not only be …

The pain from our value conflict

May is set aside to think about mental health issues so let’s explore moral value conflicts and how those conflicts affect us and our relationships. A few of my sources include Jack …

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