It’s nesting season for the great blue herons at the locks in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, a ritual that is carrying on uninterrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic. March is a good time to see the gangly birds prepping for the arrival of their spring hatchlings. The …
Why is Elvis Crying?
I walk by this mural near Pioneer Square every day. And I always wonder, why is Elvis crying? 1. Maybe he was bitten by bed bugs at Heartbreak Hotel? 2. Guilt over being the King of cultural appropriation? 3. He just discovered how much Col. …
A drive-in surprise
On Whidbey Island the Blue Fox Drive-In Theater can still draw a crowd, even on a chilly, rainy night. Shows start at dusk. Admission: $6.50 Cash, $7 Card.
The best way to spend a snow day in Iowa is in a cavernous skating rink in a cornfield
Jewel Skate Country has been around for more than 30 years. Big speakers were blasting out Camila Cabello's "Havanna" and there is a new lighting system, but the rink fells like you are stepping back into the 1980s.
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