Jan Jutte steered the Washington State Auditor’s Office through a major crisis when the then-elected State Auditor Troy Kelley was charged with federal financial crimes.
Podcast episode 2.3 with Kevin Mayer Kevin Mayer has taken up smoking. And I don’t mean of the nicotine variety, but smoking all variety of foods, from bacon-wrapped Oreos to cheeses and beyond. I really enjoy his focus on family and the way when we cook, we bring family together. Hope you enjoy this episode.Continue reading “Smoked goods are good for the family”
Ukrainians are not Russians. They have their own history, their own language, their own culture, their own country. But Russian leader Vladimir Putin has predicated his war on a rewritten history, in which the Ukraine is the little brother to Russia, and the people there are just Russians with a dialect.
Some of the kids were with other family over President’s Day weekend, and my wife and I decided to try to make a break for it on short notice, with our four-year-old in tow. But where to go? Most places we checked were booked, or at least everything but the kind of corporate hotel youContinue reading “A weekend jaunt goes right”
Is America ;in a new civil war? Are we headed there? In this episode, I take on the question posed by Politico recently: “We are in a new civil war … about what, exactly?”
Contrary to what you may have heard, women are not poorly designed for childbirth. Jessica Wilson talks about why we fear mothers will die in childbirth in the United States, starting with her own terrible experience having her first child. We talk about the cascade of interventions, America’s dismal statistics of maternal mortality, and what we knowContinue reading “Childbirth rights … and wrongs”
Listen, I know there are market forces at work initiating the removal of the camp chairs and tiki torches. But that doesn’t give you the right to move us all into late October. It’s still August, you assholes. A quick celestial reminder. Summer ends on Sept. 22, when we are halfway between the longest andContinue reading “Hey Assholes, it’s August.”
Just in time for the holidays, I’ve been reconsidering how I give to charity, or rather, whether I give to people who panhandle, rather than organizations.
The three year old (Son No. 4) likes to wake him up in the morning. He summons Sven with the remote control, pressing the button with crushing force.
The Battle of Portland rages still. Having worn down federal agents and local police, leftist protesters spent a recent weekend in gas-choked melees with a motley, right-wing “Back the Blue” rally. The remarkable endurance of these protests is subject to debate. The May 25 death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis policeContinue reading “Why Portland Protesters Will Never Tire”