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 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

The virtues of living virtually l Chuck's World

For someone whose summers are typically low-key seasons, this past one was an anomaly in the sense that I lost it. I spent about a month traveling this summer, making several trips, and I’m...

 

Things that make me laugh l Off Kilter

It is said that laughter is one of the best things a human can do. It seems to be good for the human heart. So laughter is truly the best medicine, at least I think so. So what amuses this East Coast transplant? Number one on my list is slapstick....

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2019

Vote for Elisabeth Crawford I’m voting for Elisabeth Crawford for City Council Position 6 because she possesses the intelligence, ideals and vision to represent the future of Mukilteo. Elisabeth and her husband Paul have lived in our community for...

 

Out with the old, in with the new l Travel Sketcher

The new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is rising. The old, current terminal is in the distance. The waterfront will change, that is for sure. I hear many opinions, but I do hope that in the end it is a place we can be proud of. Either way, there will...

 
 By Arhiaha Shek    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

We all long for community, safety, and belonging l Worship

“When my great grandfather and great grandmother arrived in America from Sweden, they were just 18 years old. With no other choice, they left their home country with a small suitcase and a dream.” At a speaking event I recently led, a member of...

 

You too can fight domestic violence l Publisher's Desk

Kim Goldman had brought extensive notes for a prepared speech she was going to give at the Hope Within Luncheon, a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County that’s held annually during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But...

 

Organizing your records l Insightful Investing

Staying organized and paying attention to details can make you money. I have written on this subject before. This column is going to deal with organizing your financial records. It takes a certain amount of time and effort to get and stay organized....

 

'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 computerization of many parts of writing, produci...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    October 9, 2019

What's next with parking? l Guest View

Last week in part 1 of our three-part discussion of parking in Mukilteo’s waterfront/Old Town area, we discussed the current state of parking and how we got to where we are today. In this part 2 of our discussion we’ll be looking at what we...

 

The kids are all right l Chuck's World

I’ve been reading your mail for 18 years. I just realized that sounds sort of illegal. Let me clarify. I’ve been writing this column for 18 years. A few weeks following the attacks of Sept. 11,...

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 9

Zieve is the clear choice I had heard of Peter Zieve for the first time I moved in Mukilteo over 10 years ago through his business of aerospace technology. I discovered his company and involvement in the community and being a leader in helping lots...

 
 By Mark Smith    Opinion    October 9, 2019

Dealing with criticism l Worship

We all know people who seem to delight in finding fault with us. In their eyes we can do nothing right. They may ridicule us for making certain changes in our life or in the sphere of influence around us. Perhaps they are jealous or somehow feel...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    October 2, 2019

Old Town parking ... The never-ending story l Guest View

This month, we’ll be discussing parking in the Old Town area. Because my intent is to include many issues that have an impact on this topic, my approach is a fact-based analysis in a rapid-fire format. As time and space allow, I’ll dig down into...

 

Long live the King l Editor's Note

Growing up an avid baseball fan in the area, I’ve been a fan of the Mariners for as long as I can remember. Playing baseball, and my best position being at pitcher (I couldn’t hit to save my life), I was naturally drawn to Felix Hernandez, the...

 

The summer of '74 l Chuck's World

I’ve been exchanging text messages with an old friend lately, “old” as in old. We met when we were 15, 46 years ago this month. Maybe on this very day, who knows? I didn’t make a note in my...

 

Sights from San Diego l Travel Sketcher

We were in San Diego this month for a wedding. This sketch of the patio at our Airbnb while having my morning tea made for a pleasant start to a busy day. Terry - the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo...

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2

Appreciation for sign cleanup As a 15-year resident of Mukilteo and someone who's worked in Mukilteo for over 30 years, I've always appreciated how nice and clean this community is, one of the reasons for moving here. Because of that, I just wanted...

 
 By David Parks    Opinion    October 2, 2019

Bibles, kids, and the earth l Worship

Millions watched as a 16-year-old from Sweden, Greta Thunberg, addressed the 2019 UN Climate Change Summit in New York. She was urgent. She was blunt. “This is all wrong,” she said. “I shouldn’t be here.” The young activist called for...

 

Letters to the Editor

A short history on city councils Mukilteo faces a ballot measure in November on local self-government: administration by council or by mayor. Council administration may be considered a modern form of governance, but historically, councils are the...

 

Policy for election season

With election season here, we want readers to be aware of some guidelines for publishing letters to the editor. We will allow for one letter endorsing a single candidate through the election. We will not publish multiple letters from a single writer...

 

To boldly go back to the future l Chuck's World

I suspect that most of us have a sense of the history we don't really know. We grow and move beyond simple, chauvinistic attitudes about what happened in the past, elementary school lessons seen...

 

The Stupid (Super) Bowl

So another NFL season begins. The “last game” has an alternate name which comes from my wife. In many people’s viewpoint, there is nothing so special about a bunch of 250-pound or more men runni...

 

Choosing to fast on Yom Kippur l Worship

"Is this not the fast I have chosen?” (Isaiah 58:6). Jews hear these words every year at services on Yom Kippur which starts at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Jews fast on Yom Kippur because the Torah tells us, “On the tenth day of the same seventh...

 

Several helpful steps l Insightful Investing

How much do I need to save for retirement? I am asked this question often, right after the number one question, which is, “What is the stock market going to do?” To the latter question, I have no idea, but if I had to guess, I would say that it...

 

Show gratitude and thankfulness l Worship

One week ago was the anniversary of Ashura, when Muslims around the world fasted in recognition of the day God rescued Moses and his followers from the Egyptian Pharaoh. It’s a story that serves to remind us about the human weaknesses of pride and...

 

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