Get Ready For Doctor Strange

Marvel is ready to make the world just a bit stranger with "Doctor Strange," its latest installment in its cinematic universe. Levitating cloaks! Mysterious energy! A multiverse! Mystics and sorcerers! So let me ask you: are you ready to get weird? If you're ready to head to the theater but all that mystical stuff above […]

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Why Not Retire Abroad?

  If you are getting to the age of contemplating retirement, you might have toyed with the idea of living abroad. Many Americans choose to retire in more affordable countries.       The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on A Budget will tell you about how to do it. How to Retire Overseas […]

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Uncomfortable First-Date Movies

First dates are the worst, in my humble (expert) opinion, but one thing I've learned over the years is that nourishing that excruciating discomfort can be really fun, too, especially if it helps you learn more about your date. I happen to like odd movies that make a lot of people uncomfortable, and when looking for a mate, […]

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My name is Alexander Hamilton

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm DYING to see Hamilton.  Like, D.Y.I.N.G! So, while flying to New York and spending a ton of $$'s to see the show isn't in the cards for me, I'm gobbling up anything I can find about the show to help me experience it. PBS has pulled together a fantastic look at […]

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Budget Planning for 2017

Note: Gary Wasdin, the former director of King County Library System, left KCLS in March of 2017. King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding. The message has consistently communicated […]

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Thin Air, Thick Reads, Part 1

'Tis the season for a lot of the biggie book and literature awards: National Book Awards, Man Booker Prize, and Nobel Prize. I also look forward to the Banff Mountain Book Competition (and their legendary film festival!!) and the National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA). The Banff Centre just announced their book winners; the NOBA awards will be out mid-November, […]

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