Re-Imagining Retirement: Love, Play, Listen

Years ago, I was drawn to the marvelous work of Bernie Siegal with his book Love Medicine and Miracles and his others. In recent times, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote of her quest in book. Today I propose a new title of Love Play Listen! I want a simple easy recipe for isolation and Love Play Listen…

Restaurant News: Farewell Oh Yeah Tasty, welcome China Cafe

As I traveled east on 196th crossing into Lynnwood the other day, I noticed the Chinese fast food restaurant Oh Yeah Tasty has closed. I for one, will miss them. After reading Yelp reviews, I discovered that people both adored and disliked Oh Yeah. Can I make a suggestion? If you choose to write a Yelp…

Healthy Eating: Choose your food treats wisely during the holidays

Are you still feeling full from your Thanksgiving feast? Did you eat a piece of pie for breakfast the next day? That’s OK because it probably has pumpkin or apples, maybe eggs, butter and milk, flour and spices — all ingredients that a healthy breakfast might include! But… remember most of us gain weight between…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Tree lighting, free Santa photos, jewelry making

Lynnwood Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Get ready to sing holiday carols and meet Santa during Lynnwood’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration, set to run from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Silver Creek Family Church. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be activities for all ages. including music, a…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Gratitude

It’s hard to believe, but we are almost at the end of 2019. And what a year it has been. Since January, we have been recognized for our work in numerous ways, including MLTnews being honored as 2019 Small Business of the Year and Publisher Teresa Wippel being named Edmonds Citizen of the Year for…

Playtime: Many options to see Santa this season

It took more than one try to get our first picture with Santa, now 13 years ago. I used the trick where you hand the kiddo to Santa while keeping eye contact and smiling while the photographer jingles the bell for further distraction. Santa is picture perfect and my son is mostly smiling. Over the…

Fitness Corner: In November, my thoughts turn to men’s health

When November rolls around every year, I think a lot more about gratitude. Thanksgiving has a way of reminding us how much we have to be grateful for, and I often find myself telling people “I’m thankful for you” and that sort of thing. And when Movember rolls around every year, I think about my…

Forward Thinking: Wisdom in American politics

The story of America has been fractured into a thousand pieces. In fact, it has been burdened with so much ideological baggage that studying history actually alienates most young Americans from the possibility of properly appreciating their past. It has only been in the last 20 years, that a suitable level textbook in U.S. History…

Kids are Bookin’ It: ‘Trombone Shorty’ a magical, musical adventure set in New Orleans

Trombone Shorty, by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Bryan Collier Recommended especially for Young Readers ages 6 – 8 Where y’at? This fun, true story will transport you magically into the midst of a New Orleans neighborhood. This wonderful book describes the city in such exceptional language it stimulates your imagination…

Playtime: Holiday events just around the corner

Christmas movies turn up on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels ahead of the holiday. Though of the two Lifetime channels we have, one is still playing a movie that involves a cheerleader who murders or a mom who murders or — as in the movie I checked right now to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Read with Rover, free yoga, self defense for women

Read with your best furry friend Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – noon Have you been struggling to find fun, interactive, educational activities for your child? It can be tough to find entertaining ways to help them learn new information, but that’s why the Lynnwood Library is hosting an exciting event on Saturday, Nov. 16….

Recommended Reads: Thrills abound in international action novel ‘The Eighth Sister’

The Eighth Sister, by Robert Dugoni Mystery surrounds the sisters. Their identities are unknown even to each other. Trained from birth to penetrate Russia’s foreign intelligence service and report to the CIA, suddenly they are disappearing. Three of them are dead. What is it about this intrigue that appeals to ex-agent Charles Jenkins? What convinces…

Playtime: Homework help at library, Try Hockey for Free, LGBTQ storytelling

When all my parenting was hypothetical, my biggest perceived school-age deficit was math. With the invention of apps like Photomath (it’s free, shows you not only the answer, but the steps, and I already depend on it for 5th grade math), it hasn’t been as tough as I expected. (Though to be fair, I co-parent…

Recommended Reads: Cozy up with a murder mystery set in San Francisco

The Fog Ladies, by Susan McCormick An ominous suspicion creeps into the minds of the resident ladies at the Pacific Heights apartment building as they watch the fog bank inch its way over the Golden Gate Bridge. There had been a number of grave accidents in their building recently. It’s suspicious. None of the group,…

Looking Back: Robert Earl Bonney — A local hero, veteran and Medal of Honor winner

What did former Edmonds and Alderwood Manor resident Robert Earl Bonney, and famed aviator Charles Lindbergh have in common? The answer: They were both awarded this country’s Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during peacetime. Chief Watertender Robert Earl Bonney, U.S. Navy, was honored for extraordinary heroism in saving the life of another crewman…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Antique dolls, author book signing, family yoga

Shop Antique Dolls & Toys Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. The Embassy Suites by Hilton on 44th Avenue West is going to be hosting a delightfully unique event this Sunday beginning at 11am. For the better part of the day, visitors will get to enjoy the array of local antiques, whether it be for a…

Forward thinking: Resistors of change — not always adversaries

Behind the times…Stubborn…Anti-progress…Inflexible…Old School. These are the monikers we attach to the people in our organizations that resist change. You may be one such person; however, for your sake, I hope not. Seldom do we speak of traditionalists in flattering terms. When was the last time you heard a colleague praised for displaying prudence or…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Thanksgiving dining ideas, free photography classes

Plan your Thanksgiving meal, save yourself the cooking time Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends come together in celebration. Turkeys, hams, vegan alternatives, they all come out with the mashed potatoes, the brussel sprouts, and let’s not forget the stuffing. But all that comatose-inducing food comes at a high price, both figuratively and…

Day Trip Discoveries: New Burke Museum now showcases active research

Where can you peer up at an ancient mastodon skeleton? Watch paleontologists examine a 60-million-year-old, T-Rex dinosaur skull? Admire a vintage, Coast Salish whaler’s hat and enjoy frybread at a Native American-themed café? The new Burke Museum opened Oct. 16 to offer such experiences — designed to engage as well as educate visitors. It is…

Re-imagining Retirement: New Trends

I have spent the major part of seven months this year driving for Lyft to cover the investment I made to inspire possibilities and purpose in retirees through my podcasts. I love unique moments and asking good questions; I’ve experienced both many times over with my Lyft riders.  How richly rewarding it’s been! Now, according…