It Felt Weird When He Paid

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.

One Hundred Bucks and a Mission to Beat the Summer Heat

I don’t think I’m being dramatic when I say that I was dead wrong about my ability to handle the heat.

Seattle’s Tent Cities Provide Structure to Homeless Residents

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.

How Apartment Hunting Is Different From Shoes Shopping

What becomes immediately obvious, when you start apartment hunting, is that there are no apartments.

Chatting About Real Estate And How Much Stability = Happiness

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?

How A Farmer In The Pacific Northwest Does Money

“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.”

The Cost of an Internet Outage

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.

No Love for the Monorail

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.

On Seattle and Small Apartments

That’s my apartment.

The whole thing.

Weed Sells Like Hotcakes! Who Knew?