Nothing Personal in Seatback Pockets?

Some airlines are enforcing an F.A.A. rule that prohibits personal items from being stowed in the seatback pockets, The New York Times reported earlier this week. But this rule has been on the books for more than 10 years. F.A.A. bulletin 98-28, which took effect on...

Dutch Operative and Resistance Member, Remembered

Tony van Renterghem was a mountain of a man. He was a skilled operative who aided those fleeing Nazi persecution. He was among the last mounted cavalry officers known as the Huzaars. And he launched the “Underground Camera,” a photo and film unit of the...

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

This cocky rooster, oblivious to traffic and ignorant of the ‘mother-daughter-crossing sign,’ climbed a 40-degree hill to be on Medsker Road. I did not stay long enough to see if he made it home that evening. This is Sequim, Washington, where chickens,...

Gabby’s: Best ‘Sandwich Shop’ in Sequim

Where in Sequim, Wash., can you get mouth-watering gyro stuffed with thinly sliced beef and lamb, diced tomatoes, purple onions, feta and juicy tsatziki sauce? At Gabby’s Java & Gourmet Grub off Carlsborg Road. Gabby’s is an enduring gem in a world of...

Finding Your IP Address

Your IP Address is: Being on the Internet sometimes requires knowing my IP address. There are many ways to track it down, but here is an easy way to pull just that information using PHP. This information and others are usually sent every time I visit a Web site. This...

Seattle Going Green: The Metronatural Way

(Published in Urban Times March 2008, PDF.) Seattle nearly died—twice. The Great Fire of 1889 burned its downtown to the core. The city rose from the ashes by building a new downtown on top of the ruins. Nearly a century later, the Boeing Bust threatened the city’s...
Portland: A Showcase for Urban Renaissance

Portland: A Showcase for Urban Renaissance

(Published in Urban Times, November 2007, PDF) Imagine a city center so vibrant, energetic and clean. A place where rides are free, the air is fresh, and thoughts are progressive. Welcome to Portland, Ore. A green cityscape, laid-back attitude, and funky neighborhoods...