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Remembering the “Nordic” at Webster School

After nearly forty years, the Nordic Heritage Museum closed its doors after the Yulefest last November. The museum first opened in the old Daniel Webster School on 30th Ave and NW 67th in Ballard in 1980, which was a perfect … Continue reading

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The Secret of Selje Island

Along the rugged coast of Western Norway lie thousands of desolate, rocky islands. Just north of Måloy, near the mouth of the Nordfjord in Sildegapet Bay, is a hilly green island that at first glance appears just like. But this … Continue reading

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My first podcast: How to Become and Instructional Designer

I started a podcast series called In the Learners Seat with its first episode: How to Become an Instructional Designer. I gathered together ideas from across the internet and added a few of my own to produce what I hope … Continue reading

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Search Engine Optimization

My company asked Rand Fishkin of to come talk about search engine optomization and current trends in the digital advertising world.  Search engine optimization, or “SEO ” for short, refers to strategies that get a particular website near the … Continue reading

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The “Five Paragraph Style” is Alive and Well

One of my early English teachers in high school was a man named Roger Bass.  And one of the signature moments I remember about him was his advocacy of what he called the “Five-paragraph Style”.  He claimed that scores of … Continue reading

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