Category: Ballard

The power of prayer manifested

A few weeks ago, Fr. Richard Klepac gave a homily at St. Alphonsus Parish in Seattle that touched on the power of prayer and its efficaciousness. One thing that he mentioned in particular that stuck with me for the rest

My Ballard light rail letter was published in the Seattle Times!

While I was at Fred Meyer on Monday, I noticed that the front page story of the Seattle Times was about the Ballard to West Seattle light rail line. The title (“Call to add light-rail tunnels would boost light-rail costs”)

Ballard Light Rail Comments to Sound Transit

I did manage to send in my comments to Sound Transit before the April 2nd deadline. Here is what I sent: To Whom It May Concern, I am writing to you in regards to the plans for the Level 3

Ballard light rail comments deadline is April 2nd!

I wanted to remind everyone in Ballard/East Ballard/West Woodland/Frelard that the deadline for submitting comments to Sound Transit regarding the options for the Salmon Bay Crossing and Ballard Station is Tuesday, April 2nd. Please use this link to submit your

Light Rail Plans and the Possible Impacts on East Ballard

On Thursday, February 28th, my family and I attended the Open House about the West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail lines. Sound Transit has completed three main design options for getting across the water as well as the Ballard station

Ballard Terminal Railroad_09.20.2017

Today I was biking on the Burke-Gilman trail and I got to see the Ballard Terminal Railroad’s Lil’ Beaver engine coming down the line! Being an old school railfan, I hopped off my bike and started snapping pictures and videos.

21st Century Viking: Goodbye, Viking Tavern!

My latest article for the Ballard News-Tribune is a farewell to the awesome Viking Tavern. Despite the loss of this great bar, I encourage Ballardites to have sisu, and remind everyone that there are many nanobreweries such as Populuxe Brewing

21st Century Viking: What Would Joseph Coolidge Say?

My latest article for the Ballard News-Tribune was published a few hours after I posted the second part of my watertown_4.19.13 series. I submitted the editorial under a different title but it turned out that both the post and the

Sunset Bowl Article Picked Up By Crosscut!

I just discovered that my recent article on the fate of Sunset Bowl was picked up that day by Crosscut’s “Daily Troll” column! Zachariah Bryan, the Ballard News-Tribune’s editor told me that the piece got over 1,200 views after the

21st Century Viking: What Happened to the Sunset Bowl?

My latest opinion piece for the Ballard News-Tribune is about the demise of Sunset Bowl, Ballard’s beloved bowling alley. I also talk about the challenge of building community in a neighborhood undergoing rapid change.

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