March 11, 2014
In a life of milestones, local author meets another with self-published book
Sitting in a ray of sunshine in his “hooray for me” room in his Cougar Mountain home, Randy Harrison paused while discussing his book “West From Yesterday.”
From the window seat in the room (a Southern nickname for a room full of mementos from one’s life), the first-time author said he had shared the manuscript with family and friends before self-publishing it through Amazon.com. They’d realized the tale of Tucker, a post-Civil War-era plantation owner who journeys West in a bout of self-discovery, sounded a lot like someone they knew.
“They said they found a lot of me in Tucker,” Harrison said. “I realized both me and Tucker were from a Virginia family, had come from a life of privilege only by birth. And we both felt a sense of obligation that we had to earn what comes from that gift of privilege.”
September 30, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 30, 2013
The Issaquah Schools Foundation has started its annual All in for Kids fundraiser, and is looking for families to donate money to fund basic programs throughout the school district.
Issaquah remains near the bottom of the state’s public school districts in terms of per-pupil funding. The foundation’s goal is to make up the gap between what the state provides for basic education and the actual cost.