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☂The 2016 Unpresidented Xmas Edition

                     Seasons greetings! Yep, 2017 is riiiiiight around the corner and won’t it be grand! The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump looms, and bills for our collective Christmas overindulgences will invariably appear soon thereafter in our mailboxes. Looking on the brighter … Continue reading

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The 31st Olympiad Edition

Rio’s Opening Ceremony Spectacle Hard to say what the highlight was of the evening’s festivities. Certainly Brazilian supermodel home girl Gisele Bundchen‘s mezmerizing catwalk appearance in Maracana Stadium to “The Girl From Ipanema” ranked WAY up there.  Her bittersweet retirement … Continue reading

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The All Things Summer in Seattle Edition

What’s Not to Love? Seattle Times news artist, Gabriel Campanario, said it all in his July 9 Seattle Sketcher column: “Summer’s too nice to spend anywhere else”. In his column, Campanario was singing the praises of “staycation” ideas for those of us living … Continue reading

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The Breakfast at Wimbledon Edition

                                         Serena Makes it 22 (and Counting…) Brit Favorite Son Andy Murray Does His Country Proud, Again Talk about making history! Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just aren’t a fan of tennis, you should know that Serena … Continue reading

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The Honor the Fallen Edition

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer in the America.  But let us not forget the REAL reason the last Monday in May is celebrated: To honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom. Regardless of … Continue reading

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The Kentucky Derby/Mothers Day Edition

The quintessential southern libation: the Mint Julep. Not too shabby for serving moms on Mothers Day! (See recipe below) With all the never-ending blather about who’s in, who’s out of the upcoming POTUS race, WM thought it might be refreshing … Continue reading

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“Seattle Chefs Get Screwed by James Beard Blunder”

Update: 2016 Leap Year Edition’s Per the last edition of Seattle Outsider Musings, here’s the latest on the 2016 James Beard Awards for regional Restaurant & Chef finalists… Despite pending doubt at the time of our most recent posting as … Continue reading

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