From the Publisher’s Desk: True confessions about the lousy job I do

For the past five years, I have been able to wake up each day and say, without reservation, that I love my job. I’m able to write about the community where I’ve lived for 30 years, where neighbors and friends kept a watchful eye as my kids grew up and celebrated their transition into successful,…

From the Publisher’s Desk: March madness (basketball and otherwise)

Earlier this month, the Edmonds School District watched yet another of its high school teams bring home a state championship. The Lynnwood Royals girls basketball team March 7 did what the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors girls soccer team did last November: win the State 3A championship for their respective sport. It’s an incredible achievement, and what makes…

From the Publisher’s Desk: llamas, that dress — and what our readers told us

The power of social media continually amazes me. Thursday, I received a text message from my 22-year-old daughter, working in Washington, D.C., asking if I had seen the now-viral YouTube video about escaped llamas in Arizona. A few hours later, Facebook and Twitter were abuzz with opinions about The Dress (I see white and gold,…

From the Publisher’s Desk: What’s in store for 2015

Several months ago, I pledged to start writing a regular column — and I failed miserably at keeping that promise. I’m making another attempt, and this time, I hope to stick to it. The problem is, I’m lousy at self-promotion. I’d rather be writing about someone else’s news than my own, but the truth is,…

From the Publisher’s Desk: What Little League dreams are made of

In the past, I’ve tried — and failed — to make a publisher’s column part of my regular routine. I was inspired though by a reader who — like me — was watching our local Pacific Little League team, representing the Northwest Region, play its inaugural game in the Little League World Series Thursday. When…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Help us do MORE — subscribe today!

Why do you read My Edmonds News? What one thing would you change, if you could? Those were among the questions I posed to all of you in a reader recent survey, and the responses ran the gamut, from pats on the back to very helpful suggestions to honest criticism. As I reviewed the survey…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Social media, local teens and trouble

Last night, a Seattle radio station aired a report about three of our local teens who made poor choices that may haunt them for a lifetime. Since then, I have been struggling with how to report about it. The story involves two Edmonds-Woodway High School brothers who, sources told me, took a photo of themselves…

From the Publisher’s Desk…

Welcome to the redesigned My Edmonds News! We hope you enjoy features of our new look, which we think serves both our readers and our advertisers better. – Mobile-friendly. Now, when you visit My Edmonds News on your mobile device, you will notice all news scrolling in a one-column format — in large type, with…