March 7th, 2007

Fortitude in Snow

"For each child that's born, a morning star rises...."

I'm listening this morning to some of our choir's CDs, and I'd forgotten just how good we sound. :-) The lyrics below are from a song we sang to open our Winter 2006 concert: Family Happens. That was my first performance with SLGC, and I got to help sing the melody on it, with 3 other people. It was beyond fun, it had majesty, and was so beautiful. And I can't describe how good it felt to be part of it all -- to sing songs whose lyrics resonated deep within my soul.

:-) Beyond just being a performer (read: ham), I really do love to help create the lovely sound that is our choir. The sounds is... well, damn nifty, at the very least. :-)

Hope you enjoy the lyrics as much as I did singing them.

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    "Family Happens" by SLGC
Fortitude in Snow

To the Seattle Brain Trust....

I've been listening to "The Conversation" on KUOW this afternoon -- and they were talking about the "mail-in opinion vote" (?) that's going on in Seattle right now, about the Viaduct/Tunnel debate. And being a newbie here (even though I've been here for almost 2 years, I still feel new).... I'm not familiar with the viaduct/tunnel details. It's hard to tell what the *real* information is on the issue -- everyone's got an opinion, but no one seems to highlight any real facts, so it's going to be hard for me to make an informed decision. Anyone want to enlighten me?

BTW, here are some questions I'd like answered:

1) Why send in a "blank ballot"...? It seems like a waste of taxpayer money, because you're really not voicing an opinion on anything, just mailing a piece of paper.

2) And, if you vote "no" on both, how does that help? What is your vote communicating, by doing that??

3) And *is* there really an alternative option to these two choices? If so, I haven't heard it (except for a surface option, which sounds
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    stuff on street kids, on KUOW