Daniel was older than I was—beyond the half-your-age-plus-seven rule. He had a home and career in Seattle. I was still hustling for jobs to establish savings.
I don’t think I’m being dramatic when I say that I was dead wrong about my ability to handle the heat.
This is Nickelsville, a Seattle tent city that has been operating since 2008. The city and its residents find a place to set up camp, and live there until they are forced to relocate.
What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.
A home named after Charlotte Bronte that was built in the 1920s in the style of an Italian villa, and it’s been on the market for a long time, and it’s reasonably priced?
“When I started farming, there was this sense of urgency about it, as if it was the only thing I could possibly do, regardless of the consequences. I’m a little bit more measured about it now. And I have a much more realistic picture of what it takes to make a living doing it.”
How much does a city-wide Internet outage cost, in terms of lost productivity, lost ad revenue from not being able to watch YouTube videos, etc.? That’s hugely hard to quantify, but I can tell you what a day without Internet cost me.
Yesterday, I was one of the 19.6 percent of Seattle voters who voted to expand the Seattle monorail.
I knew it was going to lose even as I filled in my ballot, but I had to do it. I will always support public transportation, and I will definitely always support monorails, because 20 years ago I watched The Simpsons.