Game On!

Force 10 Hoops – 2010 Storm Championship Celebration (Photo credit: Aaron Last/Storm Photography) I had no idea what an adventure owning a professional sports franchise would turn out to be back in the early summer of 2007. Never in a thousand years would I have predicted I would want to do something like this, much less sign up to, or be granted the chance. Yet somehow, I teamed up with my current co-owners, Dawn Trudeau and Lisa Brummel, to attempt to purchase the Seattle Storm eight years ago, when it became abundantly clear that Clay Bennett, the then new owner… […]

June 2nd, 2015|Empowering Women, Seattle, Sports, WNBA|

The Winter Solstice

  I know it’s Christmas time, but there’s something I love more than presents, much more. In fact, I don’t really like receiving presents. I struggle to muster appreciation, because I usually feel undeserving; I’m usually dissatisfied with myself in some way or another. Either I’ve lost my cool and been less than pleasant to my wife about something trivial, or I’ve made a crummy business decision that’s reverberated badly and disrupted an intended outcome, or I’m behind on my daily exercise regimen, or something else…. You get the picture. But the winter solstice, now that’s an occasion I can wholeheartedly celebrate. It’s actually just a single moment in time, one that arrives each year right around December 20th, when the northern hemisphere is shrouded in darkness longer than any other time of the year. I love its arrival, because the shortest day of the year heralds the slow return of longer days, and everyone in our hemisphere knows that longer days means SUMMER! And I love summer. I love the sunshine, the warm weather, the seemingly endless daylight in the great NW that we luxuriate in, our payback for the meager eight and not-quite-a-half hours we are eked out at this time of year, most of which are dimmed by the fog that hugs our many lakes or the steel grey clouds that dominate our skies. […]

December 16th, 2014|Nature, Seattle, Winter|

Yesterday’s Dream, Today’s Reality

On Friday, I traveled from a state that nearly two years ago (on November 6, 2012) ratified its legislature’s legalization of full marriage rights for gays (signed by then-governor Christine Gregoire on February 13, 2012) to one that was the last (on May 8, 2012) to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union [...]

October 15th, 2014|marriage equality, North Carolina, Seattle, Uncategorized|

How Russell Wilson Inspires Us to Dream

I live in Seattle, so it should probably go without saying that I’m a Seahawks fan. How can I not be, especially as I’m an owner of one of our city’s professional sports franchises? (After all, we owners should stick together, no?) As a Seattle Storm owner, I have my own memories, of both crushing, [...]

October 7th, 2014|NFL, Russell Wilson, Seahawks, Seattle, Sports|
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