RANT to the neighbors of the new location for the Mukilteo ferry, opened in December 2020. According to one of the ferry workers recently, there is no parking at the ferry location for walk-ons because of a dispute between the neighbor residences and the ferry, as “the neighbors don’t want a parking lot near their homes.” Why wouldn’t a walk-on parking lot be automatically built at a ferry location?

RAVE to Angel and Joy (such appropriate names!), two nurses at Kaiser Permanente who went above and beyond to make this frazzled post-op patient comfortable and went WAY above and beyond to get me home.

RANT to anyone — especially anyone in the media — who says gas prices are the highest they’ve ever been. Price comparisons are meaningless if they don’t adjust for inflation. The average gasoline price was $4.11 on July 17, 2008, which would be $5.25 today adjusted for inflation, according to the AAA.