Life

My departing words of wisdom for my family | Living with Gleigh

I felt like I had an inordinate amount of chores one morning last week

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

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Dr. Universe sniffs out the answer to this week’s question

There are more than a billion cows on our planet and they all need to burp

  • Jan 15th, 2017

 

I’m a grown-up, I am! | Living with Gleigh

Twelve-year old walks into a bar. Bartender asks for her ID, looks at it, then says, “What’ll ya have?”

  • Jan 11th, 2017

 

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Black Diamond Community Center senior news

This month’s senior news, activities and happenings

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Greater Maple Valley Unicorporated Area Council meeting to take place Jan. 9

Members of the public are welcome to attend and can address the council on any local issue

  • Jan 6th, 2017
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Dr. Universe explains the states of matter

No matter if you’re a cat, person or snowball, we have a thing in common: We’re all made up of matter.

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Happy New Year, Merry Christmas! | Living with Gleigh

I’ve never really been one to make New Year’s resolutions. Last year…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Breakfast is a good reason to celebrate

By the time you read this, Christmas will be a distant memory for another year.

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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Dr. Universe walks on water for this week’s question

Dr. Universe: How do bugs walk on water? -Annelise W., 6, Seattle, WA

  • Dec 26th, 2016
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Kids Christmas presents are a surprise for dad too | Living with Gleigh

80 percent of dads don’t know what their kids are getting for Christmas until the children open them

  • Dec 21st, 2016

The hardest part of parenting | Living with Gleigh

Even though my oldest daughter has held down her current job for a year with no help from me, I still struggle not to interfere.

  • Dec 16th, 2016
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Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

How to plan a vacation

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Dr. Universe explores space

Just the other night, I grabbed my binoculars and looked up to the starry sky. At first the stars looked white, but when I looked closer I noticed some appeared more blue and red.

  • Dec 5th, 2016
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Still have Thanksgiving leftovers? Check out this month’s In The Kitchen

This month’s page includes creative ways to use leftovers.

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It’s all about the cheeseball | Living with Gleigh

It must be time for the holidays. I don’t say this because my favorite Christmas tradition, the band Erwilian, is playing on Dec. 17 at the New Hope Presbyterian Church (you can get tickets and more information on their website erwilian.com).

  • Nov 30th, 2016
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Dr. Universe sees the future of trees for this question

Dear Dr. Universe: How long can trees live? - Jessy, 8, Seattle,…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016
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Community gathers Sunday for Thanksgiving dinner

The Black Diamond Community Center was packed with food and fun for all.

  • Nov 21st, 2016
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Planning dinner in shifts | Living with Gleigh

Every weekday I cook dinner, but there are not really any days I’m certain who’s going to show up to eat. I like to sit around the table as a family, but it doesn’t happen often anymore and we end up eating in shifts.

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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King County libraries get support from community

King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding.

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Dr. Universe lands on an answer for this week’s question

Curiosity can lead us cats to some pretty great heights. We like to climb trees and sneak along tall bookshelves. Sometimes we might have a bumpy landing, but more often our amazing cat reflexes help us land on our feet.

  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Fitness trackers: Helpful or all hype? | MultiCare

Those sleek wristbands that look like a cross between a bracelet and a watch, and record each step you take: Maybe you’ve seen them around, maybe you have one of your own or maybe you’ve just heard the hype.

  • Nov 14th, 2016
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Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

… how to find an apartment | How To Adult

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I’ll always have space in my head to be their mom | Living with Gleigh

I was working on my youngest daughter’s Tot to Teen photo album the other day. It’s basically a summary of the different events as she grew up.

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Free firewood to fundraisers around town to turning clocks back an hour | Community News and Notes

This week’s news and notes feature a correction as well as a number of different fundraising events happening around town.

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Saluting our World War II Veterans | Tahoma National Cemetery

Celebrate Veterans at the 19th annual ceremony Friday, Nov. 11 starting at 11 a.m.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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Dr. Universe explains the phenomenon of being scared

While our fears might be different, we all get scared sometimes. Vacuums, dogs and even cucumbers make my hair stand on end. Perhaps for you it’s spiders, the dark or the thought of monsters under your bed.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016
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‘The Girl on the Train’: Good film and even better read

Reporter Ana Karen Perez Guzman dives in and reviews the new released movie as well as the book.

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What have I done? | Living with Gleigh

I wasn’t going to write about Halloween today, because, frankly, I’m over it. Or rather my kids are over it. They are essentially adults (though they are not adults in my eyes until I say they are), and not having trick or treated for a few years, they are off doing their own thing. But I’m writing about it because the thought of them on their own kind of stresses me out.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States,we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we makea trip around the sun.

  • Oct 29th, 2016
Chicken meatballs is just one of three tasty crockpot recipes featured this month. Recipe by Clayton Brenden and photo by Sarah Brenden.

Three simple crockpot recipes perfect for the fall | In The Kitchen

Not sure what to make as the weather outside gets colder?

Chicken meatballs is just one of three tasty crockpot recipes featured this month. Recipe by Clayton Brenden and photo by Sarah Brenden.

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States, we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we make a trip around the sun.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Dr. Universe gets dizzy for this question

No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States, we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we make a trip around the sun.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

There’s more than one way to make a difference | Living with Gleigh

If you have followed my column at all, you already know how much I hate housework. I mostly despise cleaning alone. I don't mess it up by myself, so I shouldn't have to clean it by myself. My daughters, though they've never had scheduled weekly chores, are more than willing to pitch in when I ask. They might not take initiative to clean something on their own – really, if I ask them to empty the dishwasher, they will, but won't put in dirty dishes from the sink – however, they never complain about the state of anything. If they do, they will inherit the chore and it becomes their responsibility until they move out. It's why my oldest daughter has to clean the bird cage. Needless to say, I encourage them to point out when I've dropped the tidy ball, but it doesn't happen often. Go figure.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

There’s more than one way to make a difference | Living with Gleigh

If you have followed my column at all, you already know how much I hate housework. I mostly despise cleaning alone. I don’t mess it up by myself, so I shouldn’t have to clean it by myself. My daughters, though they’ve never had scheduled weekly chores, are more than willing to pitch in when I ask.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Dr. Universe explains memories

How do we remember stuff?

  • Oct 21st, 2016

It’s not too much to ask | Living with Gleigh

Now that my children are technically grown, I've had to find other things to occupy the space in my head that yells at them to do homework. I've recently lost a lot of weight, so I have more energy and have begun to consider that I could actually get something done in the evenings. The problem is that my husband likes to hang out in my office, watching TV, and surfing the internet for car parts he doesn't need.

  • Oct 19th, 2016

A do-over day to do over | Living with Gleigh

Last Friday I had great intentions to accomplish a lot. I don't know why they got derailed. It could have been the hurricane in Florida. My gardening friend and her family were in the path, but I had already checked in with her and she was not even in an evacuation zone. Maybe it was my heartfelt sorrow for the people of Haiti. At least most people in the U.S. have insurance and some sort of shelter, fresh water and food. But those people in Haiti have no other resources.

  • Oct 15th, 2016

Tips, tricks and advice on dating | How To Adult

In less than a year, three of my friends got married and had babies. My friend and I, let's call her Jessica, whom I've known since I was 5, like to visit the babies as much as possible. One weekend when we were visiting one of our friends and their baby in Vancouver, Wash., we came to the realization of how strange life can be, how everyone has such a different life path. Here we had friends that had a house, were married and had a baby. We were still single, living in the city and doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. We spent all of our free time together with our other two friends, Aubrey and Damian, doing whatever. We spent most of our free time together, going on trips, having girls nights that involved giggle fests and scary movies. The best part about our friend group was that we didn't have significant others or kids to worry about. We could make plans at any time without having to ask a significant other or worry about babysitters for a kid.

Dr. Universe explains the sticky, slimy lives of spider webs

Dear Dr. Universe: How do spiders make silk? Also, sometimes spiders hang down from the ceiling, when they climb back up, where does the silk go? –Johnny, 8, Pullman, WA

  • Oct 13th, 2016