Category: President’s Message

President's Message

By , June 22, 2010 2:56 pm

by Robyn Hagle

When I accepted the nomination to serve as your President, I had no idea what was in store for the rest of my year. I didn’t know that our former fair leader and my predecessor, Rita Kaiser, would leave us for the East Coast. I wasn’t prepared for committee memberships to be in constant flux. I most definitely didn’t expect the transition of LLOPSCited from print to blog to be so smooth and successful. And I certainly wasn’t expecting 2010 to be the year that I became a mom.

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By , March 29, 2010 11:49 am

by Robyn Hagle

The daffodils and tulips and have been blooming for at least a few weeks now. But as a California girl, I’m always amazed how long it takes before it actually feels like Spring in Seattle. If I still lived in California, by this time I would have reorganized my closet so that warmer weather clothing was front and center, planted in the garden, mowed the lawn, gone for a hike in the mountains (without snow shoes), maybe even dipped my toes in the Pacific. After nearly 8 years in the Northwest, I still find it difficult to accept that things move on a different schedule here, such that by the time I actually need to reorganize my closet, it may already be June!

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By , December 1, 2009 12:39 pm
Photo by Matt Garson

Photo by Matt Garson

by Robyn Hagle

In early October, my husband and I returned from our annual trip abroad. This year’s destination was Japan. We spent two weeks exploring the traditional and culturally-rich city of Kyoto, the cosmopolitan and bustling city of Tokyo, with stops in several tiny mountain villages and an ascent, on foot, up Japan’s fifth tallest mountain. Like a good librarian, I did plenty of research on the country before our departure, so it wasn’t a surprise when our combination washing/drying machine sang a song between cycles or our toilet seat stayed toasty warm. The trains ran exactly on time, as advertised. English was not widely spoken and, as our guidebooks predicted, many Japanese were not willing to speak imperfect English, despite how helpless we must have looked. Continue reading 'President's Message'»

President's Message

By , August 25, 2009 5:19 pm

by Robyn Hagle

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may ask yourself      well…how did I get here?
And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right? …am I wrong?
And you may tell yourself
My god!   …what have I done?
– The Talking Heads

How the hell do you do this?
– Built to Spill

Every year for the last several years, I hope to remember to buy David Byrne tickets before they sell out in a matter of minutes.  Every year I fail at this task!  For the past week, I’ve been telling myself to walk to the Showbox (cash in hand — they don’t accept cards) to buy tickets to see my long-time favorite band, Built to Spill, in November.  I am a pragmatist, and this is a task better suited for me.  Built to Spill is in town for 2 nights and probably won’t sell out until the night of the first show.  If I keep reminding myself via countless Outlook reminders and free iPhone apps, I’m fairly certain I will make it to the show.  Why am I telling you this?  It’s not to scare you, I promise. Continue reading 'President's Message'»

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