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My Wish List: Seahawks vs Falcons

Week three. Today’s game pits the Seahawks against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are 0-2 right now, so maybe the Hawks have a fighting chance. Here’s my wish list: Points. More specifically, I mean offensive points. Aside from the special teams touchdown last week against the 49es, the Seahawks offense has not scored any points in six quarters, since the first half of the Broncos game. Points are the point, right? Fewer (or no) penalties. Last week, the Seahawks had ten penalties for something like…

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Seahawks vs 49ers: PAIN

We all saw it. But for anyone who might have been lucky enough to miss it, here are a few things less painful than witnessing the Seahawks’ performance against the 49er’s last Sunday: Slamming your hand in a car door  A root canal without anesthesia Passing a kidney stone Multiple paper cuts and canker sores, all infected Hanging out in a honey bucket on a sweltering day Possible panaceas for the pain: Face plant in a vat of melted chocolate Drown yourself in music Relive…

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My Wish List: Seahawks vs 49ers

It’s week two, and the Seahawks take on divisional rivals the San Francisco 49ers. The win against the Broncos on Monday night has definitely infused the 12’s with more hopeful enthusiasm and perhaps bolstered the Seahawks’ reputation nationally, or at least shut up the haters for one week. Can the Seahawks continue to surprise, delight and maintain the lead in the  NCF West? Only Sunday will tell. Here’s my wish list for the game: A bold run game. On Monday night, Rashaad Penny had a…

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Seahawks vs Broncos: the weird & the wonderful

My mind has taken me to some pretty strange places over the years. But never in my wildest imaginings could I have envisioned sitting in a packed Lumen Field, with the crowd thunderously chanting “Geno! Geno! Geno!” again and again and again. This certainly wasn’t on my bingo card for 2022. Yet there I was. Of course, I’m talking about the Seahawks season opener against the Denver Broncos, a Monday Night Football smackdown, featuring the return of Russell Wilson and the vengeance of a scorned…

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A Chill Wind Blows

We all knew it was coming. Still, when the news broke, via a leaked draft opinion, that the Supreme Court has indicated its intention to overturn Roe, it hit like a sledgehammer. Initially I felt numb. The brutality and its implications were overwhelming. But the numbness quickly turned to anger, which I still feel as I write this. I can’t allow myself to succumb to despair. Anger is more energized and empowering. And it's how I choose to show up for this. The opinion is…

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Seahawks: Choose Your Own Narrative

The sky has fallen, and Seahawks fans are losing their minds.  It was bad enough already. An easy (seemingly) win against the Colts in week one was followed by back-to-back losses, against the Titans and Vikings respectively, in weeks two and three. In these games, a Jekyll and Hyde quality emerged. Seahawks play in the first half was serviceable, even good in some moments. But second half play was a horror show. The defense looked lost and bewildered. The offense went cold. Self-inflicted penalties menaced. …

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Covid and the Muse

Throughout the course of this pandemic, creatives, for the most part, seem to have fallen into two categories. There were those who took complete advantage of the lockdown, going into a kind of creative hyperdrive. They recorded new albums, wrote poignantly beautiful poetry and painted their own personal masterpieces. But then there were others who hit a creative stupor, which ranged from melancholic befuddlement to a complete shutdown of inspiration and vision. I fell into the latter camp. In the early days and weeks of…

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Anti-Trans legislation again (and again…)

Right now, 32 states have some kind of anti-transgender legislation on the table. If I’m doing the math correctly, there are 111 bills total. Obviously, some states have multiple bills. Texas leads the pack with 12, followed by Iowa and Tennessee with eight each. The majority of these bills either ban transgender athletes from participating in sports programs or criminalize gender affirming care for transgender youth. In some states, parents who allow their child to receive gender affirming care can be charged with felony child…

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My Wish for All of Us

Yesterday afternoon, I plugged in the lights, put on the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas album (my favorite) and baked a pie for my neighbors. While I’ve eaten plenty of pie over the years, this was my first attempt at actually making one. Luckily, a dear friend (and source for the recipe) was available by phone to coach me through the tricky spots. Her familiar and ever so slight Texas drawl was the sweetest assurance. Outside it was windy and rainy. Inside, the tunes were swingin’…

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COVID Journals: A Visualization

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 I’m out on the streets on Capitol Hill, in Seattle. I don’t know the hour exactly. People are everywhere. Cars are honking. Fireworks are popping. The scene is unfettered revelry. I’m simply standing here, taking it all in. Joe Biden has won the election, handing Donald Trump defeat in a suffocating landslide. Pundits say the win was by the largest margin in electoral history. Attendant with the Biden win is a crushing blue tsunami across all of Congress. Democrats maintained the…

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