Readers of your article on the chimp sanctuary near Cle Elum (" Why Is This Chimp Smiling? " December 2009) might enjoy the book The Wauchula Woods Accord by Charles Siebert. In the book, he describes chimps living in sanctuaries with golf carts they can drive and videos they can watch. Some particularly like General Hospital tapes, having lived among lab techs in medical coats. Some live to be 75 and they have free lifetime medical and dental care. Imagine that.
Get Fit—and Spend?
I cannot say how incredibly disappointed I was with your January 2010 issue. Reading the title " Get Fit and Have Fun: 68 ways to make 2010 your best year ever ,” I expected much more than almost 68 advertisements to different businesses in Seattle.
Worth a Try
I’m nearing the end of Day 3 of the water cleanse, inspired by Karen Quinn’s story for your feature Get Fit and Have Fun (January 2010). So far, so good. Today is the first day with only water. I do find myself instinctively wandering into the kitchen to grab snacks, only to snap out of it as I’m reaching for the chips. Tomorrow at the exact midpoint I’m getting a deep-tissue massage, which has motivated me through the first three days. It will also help release some more toxins, I’m sure. Thanks so much for publishing this! I have never fasted before, and am so glad I gave it a try.
I really do think that we can take Seattle to a new level in filmmaking (" 75 Years of Seattle Movies ," December 2009). We recently made a movie, Poppies: Odyssey of an Opium Eater, based on the true story (and book of the same name) of Eric Detzer’s life as an opium addict. Eric lives in Seattle and wrote the book about his addiction to wild opium poppies, which truly do grow wild in the Pacific Northwest. Eric was a well-respected social worker who fought child abuse while scouring the countryside for the poppies. It is a story of his downward spiral.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
This past summer, we received the June 2009 issue of Seattle Metropolitan magazine featuring your 13 favorite burgers. The timing was perfect. School was out and we had visions of Xbox, TV, and more Xbox as the activities of choice. In trying to think of fun things to do with our 13-year-old son, we glanced over and saw the cover of your magazine and knew right away what we should do.
The conversation went like this: “How about we go on the same search for the best burger in the Northwest, and we’ll start with the Spring Hill burger featured on the cover?” Thus began our summer adventure of tasting one delicious burger after another. It was a great family experience.
Recently, however, we visited Earls Restaurant and Bar in Bellevue and had to try their burger. This is the new kid in town, and their bacon cheddar burger rocks. It’s made from Angus beef and garnished with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayonnaise, and mustard on a house-baked bun.
Oh yes, we will continue our search for mouthwatering masterpieces. We only thought it fitting to notify you of one of our favorites.
Dr. Rhys Spoor, a Seattle-based general and cosmetic dentist, was inadvertently left off the Top Dentists list compiled by USA TopDentists in our February 2010 issue.
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