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Left Coast/Right Coast: Language (and the screw ups that result from it)

Okay, I’m the first to admit that I love language. I don’t mean just English, which some have accused me of being unable to speak or write. I mean the general subject of language. How people express themselves in other languages and how words do and don’t translate exactly the same (sometimes in the same language!). It makes for some very interesting misunderstandings.
Mike Gold is a retired entrepreneur providing his views on various subjects. Photo credit: Frank Hammer.

Okay, I’m the first to admit that I love language. I don’t mean just English, which some have accused me of being unable to speak or write. I mean the general subject of language. How people express themselves in other languages and how words do and don’t translate exactly the same (sometimes in the same language!). It makes for some very interesting misunderstandings.

Northwest Reads from University Book Store: “Sweet Thunder,” by Ivan Doig

Ivan Doig will discuss and sign “Sweet Thunder” at a free event at University Book Store in the U District (4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105) at 7pm, August 5th, 2014.
“Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig, from Riverhead Books.

Despite living in Seattle for over 45 years, prolific novelist Ivan Doig’s heart seems to reside in his native Montana. His newest book “Sweet Thunder” — available in paperback on August 5th — reprises the larger-than-life landscape of Butte from his previous successful novels.

Register now for the 5th annual Kids Fun Run

The 5th Annual “Kids Fun Run” is on Saturday, August 9th. Register by Thursday, July 24th in order to receive a t-shirt.
The 5th Annual “Kids Fun Run” is on Saturday, August 9th, at Heatherwood Middle School track and field. Photo credit: City of Mill Creek.

Back by popular demand, Run26, and the Parks & Recreation staff, along with the Youth Advisory Board members will hold the 5th Annual “Kids Fun Run” on Saturday, August 9th.

Register by Thursday, July 24th in order to receive a t-shirt.

Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens announced

The Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up again for their fourth annual Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens on Friday, August 15th, 2014, from 1-4 pm.
Teens will compete in teams of two or three to find and take photos of clues around the Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Town Center. Photo credit: Mill Creek Library.

The Mill Creek Library and Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up again for their fourth annual Amazing Race Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teens on Friday, August 15th, from 1-4 pm.

Time for a little tweaking, from the Whistling Gardener

The nip and tuck, clip and snip, make a little room for your neighbor type of pruning is what I like to call tweaking and while it is a twelve month a year task it seems like July is when it really becomes necessary.
July is an excellent month to prune our gardens. Photo Credit: Sunnyside Nursery.

I have mentioned in past columns that July is an excellent month to prune our gardens. I am not talking about major slash and burn type pruning (which should be done first thing in the spring if at all) but rather the nip and tuck, clip and snip, make a little room for your neighbor type of pruning.