America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting which is ripping apart our country — most notably in Seattle, Olympia and Portland.
The nation knows Patricia “Patti” Morton as a trailblazer, an accomplished and elegant globetrotter who served as the first-ever female Diplomatic Security special agent in the State Department.
It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has all but shut down travel.
Far too few people remember the 1972 Seattle billboard that read “Would the last person who leaves Seattle please turn out the lights?”
During this rainy mid-summer week, many of us are thinking ahead to September. The traditions of back-to-school this year will be anything but routine. What they will look like is anyone’s guess.
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
On July 4, 1975, America proudly celebrated its Bicentennial as the world’s greatest nation while Poland was a suppressed Soviet satellite state.
I’ve been wearing a mask in public since early in the pandemic, when scientists started to say that even a simple cloth covering could help keep us from spewing the tiny water droplets and vapor that carry the virus.
In early June, the financial website WalletHub released its rankings of “Best and Worst State Economies,” and Washington led the field of 51 as the best by a healthy margin.
While I’ve been laid up at home after foot surgery, my husband and I watched the miniseries “Sons of Liberty,” which dramatizes events leading to the American Revolution. Earlier we enjoyed “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” and next we’ll view “The Revolution” by the History Channel.
Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining, and one upside of this pandemic lockdown for parents has been that many of us are able to spend more time with our children at home. That’s especially meaningful to me on this Father’s Day weekend.