Star Wars assassination

Young Luke Skywalker disarms Boba Fett with his bare hands (and the force) as a Jedi looks on.



John Sinkevitch's last stand

John Sinkevitch's life is a good example for aspiring church musicians. The 80-year-old is the former music director at the Everett First Baptist Church and former director of director of the Everett Gospel Mission Men's Chorus. He says his participation in the free Christmas concert for seniors at the Everett First Baptist will be his last big combined concert.

During performance, he is an excellent pianist, organist, and director, leading the choir and congregation in hymn and prayer. When its not his turn in the limelight, he waits just off stage enjoying the beautiful music his friends create, sometimes humming along. His knobby fingers check the schedule between songs to make sure he doesn't forget to return to the stage for the last time.




Michelle Martin started the Edmonds Pétanque Club two years ago when she asked city council to build a pitch for the sport. She didn't expect them to agree, but when they did, curious folks showed up to learn the game. It's a lot like bocce ball, she says. Pétanque requires smaller, metal balls, and a smaller target ball (called a cochonnet, which means piglet in French). Martin prefers pétanque for no reason other than she and the game both hail from France. On warm Saturdays, Martin says twenty or more people will show up to play from morning to night.

Silvertips vs. Saskatoon

The Silvertips beat the Saskatoon Blades 5-1, just barely missing a shutout.


Black Thursday

Ali Shah and Andrew Kim have been second in line for Best Buy's Black Thursday (Gray Thursday?) 6 pm opening since Tuesday, although they are part of a crew of eight that had been taking shifts holding down the fort. The Mountlake Terrace seniors say they are each hoping to buy TVs, Xboxes, laptops, and tablets. "Xbox...es?" I ask, and they confirm that they will be trying to purchase multiples of each item to resell at a higher price.


Portrait of the soccer player as a young woman

Cali Crisler, Archbishop Murphy

Cali Crisler, Archbishop Murphy
Article: Murphy's Crisler: Herald's Soccer Player of the Year


Mukilteo fire

Article here.


Seahawks vs. Vikings

1st NFL game. I learned a ton, and I am looking forward to the  next time I get the opportunity. The Herald gallery, with pictures mostly by the great Jennifer Buchanan, can be found via a link in this article.

ACTION SHOT: Cordarrelle Patterson

FEATURE SHOT: Star Spangled Banner