7/3/2018 Charlie Kindschi Celebration of Life on Friday, July 6th, 2018
Charlie Kindschi passed away at 10:06 am on July 2, 2018 – the day after his 63rd birthday. He was completely peaceful, and has spent the last few days being Charlie, laughing and talking, s
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4/11/2018 Lisa (Weiss) Minkove
With the heaviest of hearts, we regret to announce the passing of our mother, Lisa Minkove. She courageously looked cancer right in the eye, never once gave up hope and was a shining example
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6/17/2015 Scott Clark Phillips
June 25, 1955 - June 10, 2015
Scott Clark Phillips, a resident of Tigard, Ore, passed away on June 10, 2015, in his home, comforted by loved ones. He had been tenacious in a struggle agai
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To quote Mr. Garcia, or perhaps better still, To quote Dave Vineburg who will not only quote but also interpret Jerry Garcia when I say What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been.
1974 slid me sideways into sea-green lime-light when I conquered the World Championship Frisbee Distance at 93.5 yards. But there was no time for that as I jumped quickly into a Business Technology program for a handy A.A. then right to Evergreen State for 4 years of Math and Comp Sci. and an Undergrad Thesis on “European Computer Graphic Languages”
With my B.S. still warm in my hands I moved to Wash D.C. and joined the ‘big boys’; KPMG-Barents Group, and Dept Justice/INS among some to design full scale corporate computer systems from about 1980 through 1990. With the Collapse of CCCP in 91/92, I jumped at the opportunity to move to the Baltic’s in time to get some fun (and challenging) Banking contracts and just in time to meet my wife, Ilze at the hospital-where I spent 4-6 weeks recovering from some (still unknown) illness.
Oh, Yes. Challenging. The employees only spoke Latvian and the only version of Software available was the Russian Version. All error messages were in Russian and all screens had to be translated into both!
Even getting a haircut was complicated. Most of the store shelves were empty except for the glowing cans without labels from Chernobyl and bread one could build a home from.
We have a 100-acre farm with 5-acre island and a small dacha in town. Our Soviet Kat of 15 years, “INCIS”, lives with us; demands equality and fair housing. We don’t have the heart to tell him the news; that the cold war is over. ( The Lettter “I” is pronounced as the letter “E” )
(The letter “S” is required of all males, even cats)
Ilze & I returned to D.C. in ’95 as my Mother was passing (last of my parents) and purchased a small but pleasant 45ft Chris Craft, 1954 with which to examine the Potomac. I had hoped to return to school UW for MS Comp Sci, but only managed to get pre-requisist classes here so I’ll continue overseas.
Now we are packed, and waiting for traveling papers to arrive so that we can return to the lands of adventure, excitement, and unknown discoveries.
However, among all these cleaver travels and mind-boggling adventures has always been that pushed and shoved-aside longing to see those whom I had once known a long long time ago. To see what paths we have journeyed down. To learn what micro or macrocosm we have chosen to pursue. Initially, I expected everyone to be fairly uniform in their environs; with (post high school) schools, homes, family work et cetra, but from reading just a few, ie Lettie, Bill B, and Phoebe, I am coming to understand that although we once had a central starting point, that now we have scattered like the … like the haze over Alki at sunrise in July.
Fall City, Green River, Everett, Iowa, Nebraska for goodness sake! Growing-up in Bellevue I felt that everyone would have solid roots there for generations to come and that I was the rare one to leave.
Well, enough ranting. My warmest “Thank You” to Pamela Kay and others for putting this event together and for the invite. Many of you who remember me at all , I hope will have forgotten what a strange, left-thinking, funny little kid I was but somehow or why, I always did know that that time while being a kid was the right time to act like a kid – and so I did.
And I have never had as much fun as I did with all of you.
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