Author Archives: Mark Ahlness

About Mark Ahlness

I am a retired teacher, with dreams of still making a difference.

Three little seedlings, and how they grew…

Showing up in pots around the yard, I wasn’t sure at first what they were, but took a guess they might be evergreen starts, so I dug up a few and put them in pots. I kept them under our … Continue reading

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Want to see 350 reasons why the Horseshoe Pit in Lincoln Park should be returned to the forest? Click on the picture below for a slideshow spanning over a year and a half.

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Ravens in Lincoln Park

There are Ravens in Lincoln Park. Nesting. My wife and I have noted Ravens in Lincoln Park occasionally over the past five years – but they have been year round residents this past year. Recently, we have seen two, with … Continue reading

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A Year in the Life of a Horseshoe Pit

A fifteen minute walk from my typical Seattle back yard leads me to a vastly different 5,000 square foot plot – a publicly held wasteland that I visit almost as often as I visit my own yard. It is virtually … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cheasties, a year later

On March 13, 2014, I put up a little post here about some folks wanting to put a mountain bike park in a Seattle Parks natural area. Only a handful of people knew about it. That little post has now … Continue reading

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“It was twenty years ago today…”

No, it was not the day “Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play”… but it was still a significant day. August 14, 1994. I remember shaking with excitement and uncertainty. My principal had come over to my house and was … Continue reading

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An Update – A Tale of Two Cheasties

It’s time for an update, because so many things have happened in the four months since I wrote A Tale of Two Cheasties. That little post has been viewed over 1,400 times, so there was definitely was a lot of … Continue reading

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