City law a loser for landlords and renters

Seattle’s new first-come first-served renters law is unfortunately more of the same from our city council. It’s legislation in search of a problem, passed with little public notice or consultation, assumes the worst of business people, takes away property rights, won’t deliver the results that are promised and will hurt the very people it’s intended […]

Steve Jobs on education

I recently read the biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It was an excellent portrait of one of the 20th century’s most creative entrepreneurs. Some of the stories – such as Apple’s complex history with Microsoft – were familiar, while others were new to me, including those of Pixar and NeXT. But I was also surprised to […]

Brexit – the young should keep calm and carry on

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has triggered many incredible responses by some in the Remain camp who don’t seem to want to let democracy run its course. Labour MP David Lammy is calling for parliament to ignore the result of the referendum; three million people (and counting) have signed a petition to force a […]

Responding to Orlando

When I woke this morning, I scanned social media, brewed some coffee and shortly after checked email. I was saddened and shocked to discover in my inbox a news alert that at least 50 people were dead and more than 50 wounded in a mass shooting in a gay nightclub hours earlier in Orlando. The […]

On politics

Let me be optimistic about the times we live in. Perhaps the silver lining to this insane election year is that more people are getting engaged in politics and awakening to the importance of it. Every other week it seems another person in my social media circle posts something starting with “Okay, I don’t post […]