Seattle Outsider Musings

Editors Note:  Wordsmith Maggie has been away on assignment the last three weeks.  She looks forward to resuming her blog postings on a weekly basis.



Time to Make Nice, Seahawks?

Heck, they’re just in minicamp and already helmets have come off and punches thrown!  All this during Wednesday’s practice play in Renton.  Safety Earl Thomas, after going to the ground along the sideline with receiver Bryan Walters, ended up walking off the field with his arm in a sling.
According to Seattle Times staff reporter Jayson Jenks, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll held a team meeting in the middle of play but didn’t talk to the media, as was planned before practice began.  “They were just having fun”, said defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.  Some kind of “fun”, eh?


Also in town Wednesday, not to do battle on the playing field but to promote her new memoir, was Hillary Rodham Clinton at the University Book Store.  Journalists were allowed to observe part of the carefully-orchestrated book signing event and take photos.  (This journalist wasn’t among the lucky ones, nor was she invited to attend the $10,000/plate Clinton Foundation fundraiser that followed.  Good thing: the check would’ve bounced).  Mrs. Clinton’s publisher reports that “Hard Choices” sold 100,000 copies in its first week, enough to earn the top spot on The New York Times’ non-fiction best-seller list, due out June 29.  Go, Hillary!
Alki – The Birthplace of Seattle
Using an old parachute as sheathing, the refurbished totem pole is unveiled to the adoring crowd’s delight.
Cecile Hansen, Duwamish Tribe Chairwoman, holds a ceremonial eagle wing as she awaits the totem pole unveiling.
Much to the delight of everyone in attendance, Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals did an outstanding job as MC for the official unveiling of the newly-restored totem (aka story) pole on the grounds of the Log House Museum earlier this month.
The event drew politicos and dignitaries alike, including Duwamish tribal members, some of whom performed a special dedication ceremony.  Nearly 1,000 children representing three West Seattle elementary schools were on hand to witness the historic event.
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