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If you already know you hate the play, don't go to the show.

Posted by David on 03/01/2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Return to Glory

My mom Louise Voves Hann, will be celebrating her 90th birthday March 12th she was born 1929. I was 2 years old at the time, when my mom worked at the Davenport. February 11th 1960, she served President J F Kennedy in the Elizabeth Room, and he gave her a 100.00 bill for her tip. She has just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, but remembers it well. I wish I could find a Photo of that day. I f any one knows where I could find one pleas e-mail me @ [email protected] Thank You

Posted by Desiree Hann on 02/22/2015 at 1:48 AM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

Actually Tiredofpayingyourbills, most baby boomers tended to work one job most of their lives. It was called a "career," which was of course not "high paying" at first, but was still a track that could be started rather soon after undergraduate because the previous generation retired at a standard age and made room. They were able to go to college for cheap (UC Berkeley was free until the 70s), and their lives were MASSIVELY more subsidized by the federal government than ours ever will be, ESPECIALLY if they were involved in the war (GI Bill? Ever heard of it?). Please do try and step out of your own narrow perspective and recognize that it's not the 1950s anymore, and that it's a bit hard to plan for the worst recession in a century while your tuition jumps 35-40% in under 5 years. We're doing the best we can, in spite of ridiculously judgmental people like you.

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Posted by Tiredofpayingyourmedicare on 02/18/2015 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

Hey Batman, NEWSFLASH!!! Baby boomers worked two jobs MOST OF THEIR LIVES!!!! They lived within their means, SAVED for anything they wanted and DIDN"T expect a HIGH PAYING job right out of college. You don't want to be seen as entitled, but your whole WHINING rant was just that. Pull yourself up by your boot straps, work two jobs for the next 10-15 years and pay off the loans that were given to you in good faith. NO ONE OWES YOU ANYTHING!!!!!!!

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Posted by Tiredofpayingyourbills on 02/16/2015 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

I'm sick and tired of hearing people especially the baby boomers tell us how lazy we are. We are the generation who works a full time job then has to get another job just to get by. We are the generation to come home too exhausted to have hobbies or families. We are the generation to take night classes for our second degree after working a 10 hour shift. We are the generation to fall behind the rest of the world because we work in high school to pay for college and we work in college to pay the interest on our loans instead of spending more time on our actual education. So please tell us we're lazy when you worked one part time summer job to pay your tuition for the year. Our summer job barely covers ONE class ONE quarter. Tell us how hard it was to ask your racist boss for a promotion when the only other qualified candidate was a black man or a woman. We're losing because YOUR generation screwed us over. YOU started a crap ton of wars, pissed off the entire world with your arrogance and ignorance, YOU polluted the environment for quick money, YOU filled your faces with so much food you burst at the seams, You got us addicted to fast food and soda while we were young, YOU put us in front of the TV for hours everyday because YOU "needed alone time", YOU told us not to worry that YOU would give us good jobs to pay off our loan debt in a couple years, YOU gave us credit cards but never taught us about money, YOU bought houses YOU couldn't afford, and YOU flew too close to the sun then forced us to burn with you. The American Dream for us is a fevered prayer that Gen Y isn't the one who has to watch the world end while their parents watch Fox News and blame everything on the entitlement of their children.

That sounded harsh but I wish I would hear more, "I'm sorry, we thought what we were doing was right. Hindsight is 20/20 heh? It's not to late I can help you fix this. We still have time." And less, "Oh you have student loan debt? Clearly your an idiot, Why didn't you go to a cheap college with no credibility to get your teaching degree? So when you graduate you can work at the local Dennys while your peers get jobs over you because of the well known university they went to. But hey at least you won't have any student loan debt, either way don't expect a tip from me because if you weren't so lazy you would go to a good school and get a good education."

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Batman on 02/16/2015 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

Wow! Good for you guys for getting such great jobs and getting your loans paid off!! What if I told you that my husband graduated from St Mary's College with his MBA, what if I also told you he has worked his A-- off to create a good life for his family, he also has a great job/career and won't see an end in sight on his student loan payments for many years to come. Is he feeling sorry for himself, no but if you think that it's just about getting the right degree and the right job you are living in a dream world. It also has to do with cost of living so maybe you should break out of the Northwest mode and try out California and see where that great degree and great job get you. I can already tell you firsthand it's not a cake walk. So Goodluck with that!

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Posted by Cali on 02/15/2015 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

I cannot feel sorry for someone who took out too much in student loans. You can go to community college for almost nothing for the first two years; then a state school for a reasonable amount for the remaining two years. YOU DO NOT have to go to crazy expensive schools like Gonzaga.

This is just another example of a generation who wants EVERYONE BUT THEMSELVES to pay for the education, their illegitimate children, etc. Grow up. DONT SPEND MONEY YOU DO NOT HAVE

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Posted by Sickofpayingyourbills on 02/15/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “And Then There's Me

I agree, what a wonderful exploration of the complexity of family and race in Spokane.

Posted by Appreciative on 02/15/2015 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

You also have to giddyup. I teach and paid off $30k in master's debt in 14 months. #secondjob

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Posted by marcus on 02/15/2015 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Art Before Everything

Perhaps that's the story Mr. Gendron the writer French Canadian.

Posted by Reality on 02/14/2015 at 5:22 AM

Re: “The Men Who Drink in Bars Alone

it is the Truth you speak. the ones who say talk to others are the annoying yappers that make you think twice about going back to that bar

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Posted by Cory Lee Zillmann on 02/13/2015 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Art Before Everything

"Gendron (pronounced "zhan-dreau") is a French-Canadian name, forced on his family centuries ago when European fur trappers from the Hudson's Bay Company erected a trading post at Fort Colville in Kettle Falls." Forced? Who forced anyone to take a name? Where is your proof? In fact what you've done is taken a great article about an interesting artist and inserted a nonsensical, biased, ad-lib editorial with no basis in reality.

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Posted by A French Canadian on 02/13/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

I went to Gonzaga and have zero loans because I got a real degree and a good job. If you want to be a teacher then go to a cheaper school with a better program, i.e.western Oregon.

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Posted by LOL on 02/13/2015 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Trapped by Debt

Their fault for not getting real degrees that can find their education. College isn't for everyone.

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Posted by LOL on 02/13/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “The Men Who Drink in Bars Alone

People talk to other people in bars all the time... except people from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. Must be the weather. I'm always happy to start a conversation or have someone start one with me if I'm in a bar.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Scott Wilburn on 02/12/2015 at 2:19 PM

Re: “The Sound of Stabbing

Is Morohiko Nakahara leaving us? I did not hear about that. It will leave a hole that's hard to fill since Nakahara is quite popular with this audience.

Posted by William D Wright on 02/12/2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Life Lessons

Thanks for presenting to the students at Logan!! They loved the career fair.

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Posted by madsells on 02/10/2015 at 9:03 AM

Re: “The Men Who Drink in Bars Alone to everyone...

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Posted by Steven W Kondratick on 02/07/2015 at 4:31 PM

Re: “The Men Who Drink in Bars Alone

Captured it pretty well man. You never know what you'll learn or who you'll talk to in a bar. I started a brewery at 23 and there's a lot of life lived sitting there, staring. The rules, as you call them, make it so you don't have to live right now, you can just be

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Posted by brewkid on 02/06/2015 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Old, New and the Commodity of Seattle Cool

Nice bit of writing!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by larrycebula on 01/27/2015 at 2:37 AM

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