I had expected maybe some walls would be left standing, to see some scattered furniture or charred remains of appliances. Instead, I was left speechless at the sight of three buildings completely reduced to their bare ingredients. Chunks of concrete. Splinters of wood.
Neptune Coffee was gone. Mr. Gyros was gone. The Quick Stop was gone. It was all just gone.
Some of us respond well to messages of hope, appeals to follow our dreams, and promises that if we reach for the skies we can end up amongst the stars (or something like that). If you're like me, what it will really take for us reach our goals is to break ourselves of our own bad habits. Procrastination, self-doubt, laziness- these are all things that can be pretty comfortable excuses for not taking the leap and just going for it. Read More
Back in the thirties and forties, signs were made with quality. Companies honed their craft and actually invested time and money into the design. There was so much neon just glancing down Main Street it makes you wonder, where did all of that go? Read More
Urban Craft Uprising is a craft/art/food/t-shirt/soap/artisan tea/skateboard jewelry/cat bowtie/knitted cactus/whatever fair that takes place at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Hundreds of indie crafters and entrepreneurs set up booths and present their wares to potential customers. It’s a great place to build your awareness of the small artisan businesses that may exist all around you. Read More