Monday, June 30, 2008
Rubys Fraternal Twin Nephews and Their Counterpart Fraternal twin Girlfriends (Morgan and Lindsay) in San Diego...They grew up together...
I must admit...my family left this morning around 11 a.m. and I am a little blue. It will help to put these pics reminescent of the weekend up...It was great fun seeing Morgan and Lindsay and their mom, Kathleen.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Rubys Dream Has Come True...This Chrysler New Yorker Her Favorite Car on Earth (besides Dinah)...Dig the recent upholstry job...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Ruby Montana and her Mentor and Friend Kay Kershaw of The Double K Mountain Ranch in Goose Prairie Washington...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
OUT ON THE TOWN TONIGHT IN PALM SPRINGS...EL MIRASOL MAKES A MAGICAL MOLE...IT TAKES THE CHEF 48 HOURS TO PRODUCE THE MAGIC FLAVORS...YUM
Rubys family...Brother David, nephew Caleb, sister Janis, RZM, nephew Nathan. This divine Mexican Restaurant is becoming a family tradition. El Mirasol has the best Mole in the world. Wonderful fresh chips, salsa and brilliant guacamole... Afterwards we checked out the Palm Springs Lanes and sized up our methods for tomorrows bowling tournament...After we bowl we are racing over to Imago Gallery in Palm Desert to study the work of Sanders Dale Chihuly, Ginny Ruffner, Billy Morris and William Wegman. Gregg Rapp is giving us a tour tomorrow evening of his South Ridge William Holden home...then its grilling round the grounds of the ever so magical Sands. Salmon is on the menu. A family favorite...except for Caleb and we are still working on that part...
SANDERS...GET YOUR SORRY ASSES DOWN HERE AND DRAG THE SUMMER STRIP WITH RUBY IN DINAH...BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS...AHHH
We swim we dry off we jump in Dinah...we swim we dry off we jump in Dinah...we get frozen Yogurts at Cactus Berry...we swim we dry off we walk to Koffi...We swim we dry off we grill out we go to bed and wake up and do it again. Get here fast.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Dean McNeil threw a Legendary Bash Tonight for Geri Complete with Rudy De La Mor Infamous pianist classically trained...played at Liberaces Funeral...
About 30 people gathered to celebrate the birth of our Buddy Geri McNeil tonight.
Her Husband Dean (pictured here along with Geri (with the necklace) and her sister Amber) organized an absolutely delightful bash complete with Love at First Bite caterers...Oh that Halibut...Yum...grilled vegetables (my favorites...) Delightful evening.
Loyal Sander Cee Cee Ponicsan (center) and Claire Samaras of Sonoma drove to MOMA Saturday to meet us at the Frida Kahlo Show...
Cee Cee Ponicsan and her girl pal Claire Samaras drove in from Sonoma to meet Ruby and Brad Jones at Moma for some serious Arnold Palmers and a quick bite at Hotel W...Cee Cee and Ruby go way back to Ruby's Cherry Street Store days in Seattle...Cee Cee even worked into the wee hours back then (what a bud) trying to help the old Pinto Pony Catalogue get mailing labels...she's the kinda gal that always has your back...Gorgeous Claire has a retail store herself in Sonoma called Angelique.
CeeCee is headed for Greece to spend this birthday...teaching English to Greek Children...she says she always wants to do something she hasn't done on her birthday...She's a miracle...this one. We who know CeeCee...love CeeCee.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Chihuly Show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco is Fabulous...take it from Ruby Montana herself...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Breakfast This Morning at Sears...Swedish Pancakes for brunch...Brian Brock and Ruby pictured here...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM stands near the San Andreas fault where the original De Young had been severely damaged in 1989 by the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
To address the problem of the fault, (the building) can move up to three feet due to a unique system of ball bearing sliding plates and viscous fluid dampers that absorb kinetic energy and convert it to heat.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Seattle Times staff reporter
Meredith Getches, a longtime Seattle hearing examiner known for her independence and wit, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 63.
She made a controversial ruling in 2002 to allow 75 homeless alcoholics to move into an apartment building on Eastlake Avenue near Denny Way, where they could drink in their rooms. Contrary to opponents' claims, she believed the tenants presented little risk to the busy neighborhood, once taken off the streets.
Ms. Getches was particularly engrossed in that case, said her brother, David Getches.
"She was very interested in the whole social dynamic of the thing — the fears expressed by people that if someone were alcoholic, they must be sexual predators. She thought that an outrageous form of prejudice," he said.
Ms. Getches was born in Pennsylvania and raised in California, where she graduated from the University of the Pacific, spending some time in costume as the Tiger sports mascot.
Afterward, she taught middle school in Long Beach, Calif., and lived near the ocean, where she became intrigued by land-use problems. Ms. Getches later earned a law degree from the University of Oregon.
Ms. Getches worked in Seattle's land-use department before becoming a hearing examiner, similar to a judge, in 1990.
Her first high-profile case involved the Music Hall, an official landmark that owner A.M. Clise sought to replace with a downtown hotel. She ruled the hall could be demolished.
She allowed the city to create off-leash dog areas in some parks, and she ordered Woodland Park Zoo to perform traffic studies instead of forging ahead with a parking garage. She allowed the city to deny permits to a homeless "tent city" — even though she considered it a good thing — saying tents would be substandard housing under the law. That decision was overturned in court.
Often, she would crack jokes. When a lawyer asked whether to call Getches "your honor," she replied, " 'Empress' will do."
After 13 years, she quit, as she found the cases less interesting and meaningful.
She later heard cases for Bainbridge Island and other cities. She told Washington State Ferries to write an environmental-impact statement before rebuilding a maintenance yard at Eagle Harbor. Her decision was overturned by a county judge this year.
Ms. Getches often walked her part-spaniel dog, Daphne, and she owned two large house cats. "She had some very close friends. ... She enjoyed dinner and a good glass of red wine," said longtime friend Jalaine Madura.
Five weeks ago, her back ached while she moved a sofa in her Capitol Hill apartment. Tests found cancer, her brother said. She had previously booked airline tickets to Paris and would have gone there with Madura last week.
Ms. Getches donated regularly to Noel House, a shelter for homeless women in Belltown, last winter delivering a carload of blankets and food.
She is survived by her brother David and sister-in-law Ann Getches, of Boulder, Colo.; former husband Mark Wills, of Arizona; nephew Matthew Getches and niece Elizabeth Getches, of Denver; and niece Catherine Getches, of San Diego.
Memorial contributions may be made to Noel House, 120 Bell St., No. 103, Seattle, WA 98121 or 206-956-9366.
Mike Lindblom: 206-515-5631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2008 The Seattle Times Company
Friday, June 6, 2008
Mystery Man: The quick and easy answer is that crazy wisdom is the deliberate opposite of conventional wisdom. Like most quick and easy answers, however, that one isn’t really satisfying.
For want of a precise definition, we might consider that crazy wisdom is a philosophical worldview that recommends swimming against the tide, cheerfully seizing the short end of the stick, embracing insecurity, honoring paradox, courting the unexpected, celebrating the unfamiliar, shunning each and every orthodoxy, volunteering for those tasks nobody else wants or dares to do, and perhaps above all else, breaking taboos in order to destroy their power. It’s the wisdom of those who turn the tables on despair by lampooning it, and who neither seek authority nor submit to it.
What’s the point of all this? To enlarge the soul, light up the brain, and liberate the spirit. Crazy wisdom is both transformative and transcendent.