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A Precious Family Treasure
Those of you that know me and my musings online know I like to write a lot about my local surroundings here in the Pacific Northwest. I also like to share technology and online resources I find and use and thoughts about the evolving social web.
But over the past two or three years especially, my online conversations about people and places, local events and history, and my travels have produced the most interesting discoveries, engagement, and opportunities for personal and business connections.
My conversations about the Renton Library, The Library over the River, got me a phone call from 93 year old David Johnston, formerly of Johnston and Campanella Architects. The firm designed and built many area schools, shopping centers, and commercial buildings. They won several awards for their clean modern designs and forward looking esthetic. Mr. Johnston was online searching for information about his favorite project, the library and the politically charged and controversial conversation about closing it down and moving it . Who'd he run into online? Me and my posts about it, so he called me.

I’ve talked about growing up in Renton in the 1950’s and 60’s and no history of that would ... more

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