The Tukwila Library - Gateway to South King County

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino lets the spotlight shine on the newest addition to the King County Library System—the Tukwila Library—which serves as a gateway to the South King County region in Washington state.


The Real State of the Economy

The Real State of the Economy: The Worst of Times for Employees Is the Best of Times for Investors

 

The Blues and The Delta Blues Museum

New York City-based photojournalist Bill Lulow writes about his trip through the heart of the Delta Blues country that culminated in his visit to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi.What better way to celebrate destiny than to dedicate this article to the many thousands of entertainers who made the Mississippi Delta the home of the blues.   


Investigating destiny through sociopolitical art

Holly Ballard Martz has always been an artist, but she didn’t start out creating work with any specific political agenda. That all changed seven years ago, when a family member suffered through a debilitating bout of depression and anxiety, and encountered numerous obstacles in her quest to get the help she needed. That’s when Martz’s work took a significant turn.


Digital Destiny: Evolution, Innovation, or Consequence of Experience?

When an item of software or hardware comes to fruition, is it destiny that subsequent offshoots or add-on products emerge? The telephone existed for quite some time, but at some point, along came the answering service. Then came the answering machine. Now there’s voice mail. Was that destiny? Or was that opportunity, being seized by adventurous and creative minds?


No Longer The Wandering Jew

In 1983 when a small group of Steamboat Springs Jewish families joined together as  Har Mishpacha (Hebrew for “Mountain Family”), it was the beginning of a real identity as a congregation. One of the founding members says, “Many of us felt that we never were the wandering Jews because if you know who you are you are not wandering.”


A Free and Independent Press

This past month – despite ongoing attacks from President Trump that range from characterizations like “the lying New York Times” to “fake news” (CNN) to “garbage” (BuzzFeed) – the American press continues to cover the White House closely. In fact, the press is increasing the breadth of its scrutiny with op-ed pieces such as those in the Washington Post and New York Times, as well as extended opinion pieces by on-air journalists like Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, and Rachel Maddow.