What can be more challenging than standing on stage and coming up with the right joke at the right time? Comedians are the ultimate communicators. They know more about what makes us tick than most psychologists. No one knows more about opinions that fuel misunderstandings more than Comedian Wali Collins. As America’s Most Lovable Comedian, he knows the ins and outs of what makes great comedy as much as he knows what mistakes people make when they’re trying to tell the truth.
Nicola Smith entered the realm of politics at a much needed time in American history when we yearn to have true leadership at all levels of government. The city of Lynnwood is fortunate to have her as their Mayor.
In the October, we explore less quantifiable forms of energy—the energy it takes to run a business or run your body in a way that produces maximum power. Our contributors have an interesting view of the world, so we have little on energy resources and more stories about the energy generated by people.
"I have been very impressed by Nicola's leadership in focusing on the city's infrastructure, economic development, and financing for the arrival of light rail - Lynnwood Link. Her strategic planning and CEO skills are impressive and really needed for the success of Lynnwood's future." -Marko Liias, WA State Senator
“Under Mayor Smith’s leadership, Lynnwood has become an open, welcoming city which embraces the opinions and ideas of its citizens, and works collaboratively with other local and state governments. I am proud to support such a strong and visionary woman for Mayor of Lynnwood.” - Ruth Kagi, WA State Representative 32nd
Traveling two hours south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the speed limit is 80 and it doesn’t feel right unless you’re cruising at 90 mph. Occasionally, traffic slows to let a herd of antelope safely cross the road. Going South on US 191 through rural Wyoming, a makeshift road sign Café gets attention because there isn’t anything else out here. The Café billboard points the way to a long white trailer-style building named Country Burgers.