RANT AND RAVE Rant to people who either steal or demolish the newspapers provided by many businesses in public places. Taking the paper is bad enough, but what is even more irritating are those who either cut out articles or wad up pages or even whole sections of the paper making it difficult or impossible to read. Rave to karma when those same people are the victims.

RAVE to Seattle Parks and Recreation for the Alice Ball Park on Greenwood Avenue between North 81st and 82nd streets. It’s rare and a treat to see concrete replaced with green space. To paraphrase Joni Mitchell, “They unpaved a parking lot and put up paradise.”

RANT to waitstaff who insist on shaking my hand. I do not want your germs, and the germs from the hands of other patrons, on my hand when I am about to eat.