Category: Seattle

A Seattle Flag for the Amazon Era

Here’s my flag design entry for The Stranger’s contest to design a new Seattle flag: The new flag represents the ubiquity of Amazon’s influence in the city and its literal penetration of city hall, beginning with its $350,000 “donation” to...

/ July 25, 2019

How Fighting Your Health Insurer is Rigged in Washington State

Six Independent Review Organizations Rule with Insurers in 80 to 89% of Cases

/ July 3, 2019

Jeff Bezos: Wanted for the Death of Culture and Diversity

I loved this #BezosShithead badge posted in Seattle (beside an Amazon locker). He’s an incredible capitalist success story, super intelligent and vicious when it comes to tax minimization and careless about its impacts. We live in a democracy where we...

/ March 10, 2019

R.I.P. Naked City Greenwood

When I asked if they were still serving food late in the evening, she replied, “No, never again. Never again.” R.I.P. Naked City (and your beet burger and truffle fries). Here’s a good Seattle Times piece on how rising costs...

/ December 28, 2018

Wild in North Seattle at Herkimer Coffee

Until December 30th, you can visit Herkimer Coffee on Phinney Ridge to see my friend Conrad Chavez’ photo exhibition of local winged wildlife: Images of local wild birds are the subject of Wild in North Seattle, an exhibition of my photographs...

/ December 28, 2018

Everything good about Seattle is dying: Naked City Brewery to Close

One impact of Amazon-driven growth is increased real estate costs and everyday costs for businesses and people. Naked City Brewery on Greenwood is closing December 21st. Naked City Greenwood’s Last Call After ten magical, glorious years of beer, food, and...

/ December 15, 2018
yoga teacher training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle – Michelle Befus and Kathleen Lorenzo

Michelle Befus and Theresa Elliott are collaborating on a year long deep dive 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2019.

/ December 4, 2018