History moves in epochs, led by bold and narcissistic leaders. If none appears, nothing happens to qualify as history. They don't need to be moral or virtuous, but they must be perceived so by the masses.
Will the lease, written by and for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA), really be a lease, or will it, for all intents and purposes, be a deed, transferring control of the park to a private corporation? It surely will not be a lease like the documents with which most of us are familiar.
Thumbs up to whoever planted the beautiful wild flowers on the Island Crest Way median.
I don't mean to sound like Mister Grumpy but I'm wondering about whether the era of the voice-controlled fully automated home is really here.
During the February record rainfall, we decided to head somewhere sunny. Anywhere sunny. Originally thinking about Oahu, we found an incredibly reasonable airfare to Los Angeles. We feel most comfortable around water: ocean, sound, lake. So our itinerary followed along the California coastline. Waves to wine.
This month I begin my 12th year as the faith and values columnist for the Reporter. How time flies!
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As recent Island debate heated up over issues surrounding arts, parks and the Town Center, we saw again the shift away from civil conversation.
Our freedom of speech gives each of us the right to express opinions — unrestrained and without censorship.
Accept responsibility for your own actions. Trying to pass the buck will get you sacked.
A central pillar of our Island community is a shared commitment to enabling our youth to reach their full potential. Together, we have invested in and built one of the best K-12 educational experiences in the country, which helps nurture and grow truly outstanding humans who leave our Island to make the world a better place.
I have 500 words to tell you why you should like e-books.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) points out that each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
Growing up as an American-born Chinese, I've always felt strongly that people of color deserve to be treated with the same respect as our white counterparts.
Trying to remember where I've left stuff on my digital devices — my desktop computer, tablet, phone, etc. — used to be an exercise in angst.
This Mother's Day, I'll be mindful of four life lessons my mom modeled for me.
As I grow older, I begin to recognize my fortune and discover that the place where I've grown up does not necessarily encompass the character of the rest of the world. Despite the isolation the safe haven of Mercer Island has provided, I am starting to see that greater problems exist off the Island.
Last month, the Sound Transit Board released a draft plan for Sound Transit 3 that responds to the support we've heard for fast, reliable mass transit that provides more options to more destinations. Now is the time for Mercer Island residents and people across the region to weigh in on that draft.
"When I get older losing my hair, many years from now …" I first heard the lyrics to that Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four," when I was 15.
If you believe the hype, "The Internet of Things (IoT)" or "home automation" is the next Magical Mystery Tour that we all can't wait to board.