Tag Archive | Seattle

Balancing objectivity with compassion

One of the first things you learn in journalism is that you want to keep your stories factual and objective and you keep your emotions out of it. This usually isn’t a problem for me but I’ll admit that I am very glad I don’t report on the City of Seattle and I am especially glad that I am […]

Seattle’s winter wonderland, 2012

Seattle’s winter wonderland, 2012

With a snow storm closing down the greater Puget Sound region all week, I’ve decided to feature all my snow-related posts on my blog. Click through the slider to read more! It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest pretty much comes to a standstill when it snows and this week’s storm is no different. All […]

NWAW’s November must-reads

Here are my monthly book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly. NWAW’s November must-reads “The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya” By Nagaru Tanigawa Little, Brown Books, 2010 This third installment of the Haruhi series is a collection of four short stories chronicling our beloved SOS Brigade members and their efforts to “Save the World by Overloading it […]

NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly. I somehow missed them on my last search. Happy reading! NWAW’s must reads: Page-turners about an overachiever, a Washington apple, and a North Korean spy “Good Enough” By Paula Yoo HarperTeen, 2008 Meet Patti Yoon. She’s a Korean American, a high school senior, a […]

Another two-fer…my latest stories for NW Asian Weekly

Here’s the first story: Set up shop in the ID, get months of free rent With the recent economic downturn, many businesses are closing down and property owners are hard pressed to find new tenants to occupy their storefronts. Chinatown and the International District are no different, but a few local organizations are teaming up […]

Small Washington towns find niche with tourists

Here is my latest for City Living. This was for the Northwest Destinations issue. Tourism revitalizes towns that might otherwise struggle As a gateway to Olympic National Park, the town of Forks, Wash., has usually had visitors ready for an outdoor adventure. But since 2005, the small timber town of about 3,175 has had people […]

Pizza restaurateur rises to occasion with community involvement

Here is my latest for the South Seattle Beacon. Joe Fugere’s story results in public meetings with President Obama If there is one thing Joe Fugere believes in, it is getting involved. Fugere opened his first Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria restaurant in Columbia City in January 2004, and as owner and founder, he has made […]