RANT To TV stations whose helicopters subjected a generally quiet neighborhood to an endless racket while supposedly “covering” the shooting this weekend at 23rd and Union. They arrived after the suspects and victims fled the scene, but felt it necessary to hover over the neighborhood for more than three hours, evidently for needless footage of cops walking around. Rave to newspaper reporters for doing boots-on-the ground reporting.

RAVE To the woman who gave me her extra ticket to Melinda Gates’ May 9 Seattle Arts & Lectures presentation at no cost. I’m so grateful to have been able to attend. Thank you, it was an inspirational evening!