Revisiting the Redeveloped Block in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood
With all the tech-related growth in Seattle, many neighborhoods in Ballard are being completely torn down and redeveloped like this street: You can see the original post here and an earlier follow up here.
Increase in Seattle Rape Unique on West Coast
Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. I believe there’s a relation to the growth of the technology...
The Brilliance of Amtrak Security
Traveling in the Northwest by Amtrak was relaxing and beautiful. There were almost no lines and they seemed to know I was carrying a real laptop and had purchased my water at the train station. After having been felt up before a...
Notable comment on Success Ruining Seattle
I was touched by Adelaide McAllister’s comment on How Success is Ruining Seattle: I lived in Seattle my entire life. I was forced to move due to the cost of living doubling in that last few years. I am sickened...
Southeast Sunday Parkways in Portland
I had fun walking all seven miles of the Southeast Sunday Parkways in Portland today. You can see all of the images I took: Southeast Sunday Parkways – Portland, Oregon. Here are three of my favorite:
Microsoft Revenue Quietly Surpasses $1 Trillion
Microsoft recently surpassed $1 trillion in cumulative revenues. Similarly, Amazon's earned more than a half trillion. Yet, Washington State still can't afford to pay for education, transportation, police and other vital services and resources.
Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million
On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this...