commented on "What Should I Know Before Deciding to Move to Seattle?"
As mentioned previously, you definitely don't have to live on Capitol Hill if you're gay, the city is pretty gay friendly in most neighborhoods. I moved to Capitol Hill because I'm super gay, but stayed because of the density, great food and bars, and proximity to downtown where I work. Yes, it has gotten more expensive and gentrified, but moving from NYC it will seem like a bargain. When you're on Capitol Hill, AKA "The Hill" or "Party Mountain" check out Volunteer Park and Cal Anderson during the day, 15th Avenue and Pike and Pine streets during the evening. Some fave places include Pony, Cafe Presse, Marination Station, Madison Pub, Sun Liquor....
I've also heard Ballard's nice!
Jun 22, 2011
commented on Places That Are Real
My family has gone to Moclips, just north of Seabrook, every summer for the past 20 years. The area in which it was built is essentially a clearcut in the coastal forest. It is a bit jarring to someone who lives in a 100 year-old apartment building in a neighborhood that has been evolving for much longer than that to see this "town" pop up in what is essentially the middle of nowhere. I think these paintings capture the strangeness that I feel about the development. That said, just because I feel this way, does not mean that I pass any judgement on to those who have bought or rented houses there, regardless of how I find the motivations and the marketing behind the development to be problematic.
May 3, 2011
commented on The Obama: Racist? Not Racist?
Sounds terrible, but also reduces his identity down to race, as though his being half black is his defining characteristic, which is racist, or something, maybe.