Opinion Section

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

by Dave Markwell My father-in-law came to town last week. He flew in from upstate New York on Saturday and will be here for a month or so. It’s always an adventure when “Hurricane Bob” hits town... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Driving down Marine View Drive in Des Moines you can find a cute floral shop called Floralaura, run by Laura Straight, located... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

by Dave Markwell Last weekend was busy. My son had a wrestling tournament, which tends to consume an entire day, and my daughter needed serving prior to this event. I was up early on a Saturday morning... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

LETTER: ‘Yesterday . . . I went to Olympia to engage my government…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Yesterday, my first time, I went to... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Legacy.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Legacy.

by Dave Markwell As a young boy, I remember watching my beloved Seahawks games with my dad. He sat in his orange chair with the orange ottoman, while I sat on the orange couch. The seventies had some... [Read more]

LETTER: 10-year old daughter seeing counselor due to anti-abortion protestor

LETTER: 10-year old daughter seeing counselor due to anti-abortion protestor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] My daughter (10-years old) is seeing... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident concerned about man holding anti-abortion sign in Des Moines

LETTER: Resident concerned about man holding anti-abortion sign in Des Moines

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Just curious! Is anyone else bothered... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] An invitation to all Highline Community... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two Pains.

by Dave Markwell Last week, I checked a to-do off of my list. After several months of dancing with emotions which ranged from annoyed to outraged, I spent an hour out of my day and cleaned up a crappy... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] January 14, 2015 Dear Highline Community: As... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Polished.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Polished.

by Dave Markwell Yesterday was a long day. It was a day filled with stress, emotion, busyness that goes nowhere, and feelings of lack and fear. These days happen. Having had enough of them, I understand... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] A Response to John Castronover’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Avoiding and Outwitting in 2015!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Avoiding and Outwitting in 2015!!!

by Dave Markwell “I understand that inside of me is a guy who wants to lie in bed and smoke weed all day and watch cartoons. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid and outwit that guy.” –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] More Police Officers... [Read more]

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

OP-ED + LETTER: Open letters to the Citizens of the Highline School District

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This post includes both an ‘Op-Ed,’ submitted by the Highline School Board, and an ‘Open Letter to the Community’ submitted by Highline School District Superintendent... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

by Dave Markwell While walking through the market the other day, I encountered an acquaintance and, this being the holiday season, I said, “Merry Christmas!!” I was very enthusiastic and sincere in... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

by Dave Markwell The older I get, the more uncertain I have become about many things. Proving this point, I’m not even sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I often find myself perched on the... [Read more]