justice-smiles-gold-large.pngIt’s now official! The Seattle Times reported late last week “the neighbor from hell can affect property values“. That was the headline, which required additional reading to determine in what direction property values are affected … right? Wrong! Of course, bad neighbors, if known by potential purchasers, may negatively impact real property values.

But for those

justice-smiles-blue-large.pngAlthough I have much more basic content to post first, I find myself compelled to at least pose a few question regarding Seattle Time’s reporter Jonathan Martin’s article titled: State reaches deal on Bainbridge liveaboards. The story is best encapsulated in the following quote:

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the city of Bainbridge Island

justice-smiles-gold-large.pngToday is the first day of the 2011 work week. The resolutions that my family and I have made for ourselves and each other are: (1) Be On Time; and (2) Do Not Fight. Both are difficult but not insurmountable. Here are some thoughts about each and why together they are incredibly important. Of course to get there, you must

black-big.pngGovernor Gregoire announced her proposed plan for balancing the biennium budget today. The Seattle Times’ Andrew Garber reports this story in full here.  Yet, the story is perhaps best captured by the following quote contained within it:

Overall, the proposed budget closes a projected $4.6 billion shortfall in the next two-year budget — which runs through June