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The Elephant in the Locker Room: What Know-It-All Analysts Miss About Russell Wilson

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What Know-It-All Analysts Miss About Russell Wilson

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Isn’t it great to see all the fruits and vegetables coming into season at the farmers booths? I was told by one that the late summer/fall items could be a month early this year because of the warm weather,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Cruising with <i>Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation</i>

Past the Popcorn: Cruising with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

by Jeff Walls Ever since Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt ran away from a crashing fish tank in 1996, the Mission: Impossible movie series has been all about the big stunts.  The same is true of the latest... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Last weekend was a whirlwind of Waterland Festival activities. Congrats to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a fun three days for everyone! The Des Moines Police Foundation raffle sponsored... [Read more]

MaST Center’s ‘Carnival on the Dock’ will be this Saturday, July 25

MaST Center’s ‘Carnival on the Dock’ will be this Saturday, July 25

The MaST Center in Redondo will be holding its third annual “Carnival on the Dock” this Saturday, July 25, from Noon to 5 p.m. “Think 1 part elementary school carnival combined with two parts... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the colorful, lively Waterland Parade

PHOTOS: Scenes from the colorful, lively Waterland Parade

On Saturday, the Waterland Parade wound its way through Des Moines, filling the streets with colorful sights, kids of all ages, marching bands, politicians, bikers, drill teams, and of course everybody’s... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Jimmy Graham… Cracker Jack or the Next Harvin?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Jimmy Graham… Cracker Jack or the Next Harvin?

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Marvel and Disney Have Another Big Hit with <i>Ant-Man</i>

Past the Popcorn: Marvel and Disney Have Another Big Hit with Ant-Man

by Jeff Walls Avengers: Age of Ultron was more of the same for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the new chapter in the expanded universe franchise offers something new.  A new superhero, Ant-Man, is... [Read more]

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

If you see a UFO hovering over this Sunday’s ‘Wheels and Keels’ Car and Boat Show at the Des Moines Marina, don’t worry, you’re not having a flashback to The Maury Island... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

After blistering heat the first few markets, last Saturday was a nice and cool for a change! Even the quick touch of raindrops felt good. People kept looking for strawberries but, there was none as the... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Huge Community Swap Meet will be this Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor tables. Something for everyone! Stop by on your way to the... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Day the Seahawks Got Really Lucky

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Day the Seahawks Got Really Lucky

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

The Waterland Festival is coming up the weekend of July 17-19, with a bunch of great activities for all: Kid’s Fair & Pony Rides: July 17-19 at Field House Park 5K Fund Run, Walk or Roll: Saturday,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

by Dave Markwell Life is full of hard things. Work, kids, money, fear, hope, relationships and change all serve to challenge us in ways that stretch us, sometimes uncomfortably so. The confounding element... [Read more]

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

WHAT? (Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians) present their very own original Follies production “Stuck in Traffic”! On July 25th at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. Wesley Homes residents have pulled... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]