Jim Freeman

Jim posted 67 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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ALL ABOARD: Cinnamon rolls, blue hair and the joys of backstage

I am writing this column by hand while sitting backstage at the Samsung Sound Lounge at Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premiere music and arts festival, now in its 38th year. That’s more than half my lifetime.

  • Sep 2nd, 2008 11:23pm

ALL ABOARD: John Cameron Swayze, camels and other childhood fixations

The other day I was thinking about breathing and the importance of it. In fact, the more I thought about breathing, the more I appreciated the concept and the performance thereof, not to mention the opportunity.

  • Aug 27th, 2008 12:10am

ALL ABOARD: What Michael Phelps, oscillating fans and gerunds have in common

It occurred to me this week while watching extremely fast Olympic Jamaicans…

  • Aug 22nd, 2008 11:33pm

ALL ABOARD: This might be a little too much information for you

In my effort to keep my forefingers on the pulse of our back yards, I took a road trip yesterday to process that information to which

  • Aug 13th, 2008 12:08am

ALL ABOARD: Maple Ridge Rag: News that’s overheard and fit to print

With this column I am pleased to announce the addition of several new co-columnists who, without their knowledge or permission, have successfully contributed to the comedic content of today’s offering.

  • Aug 6th, 2008 8:00am

ALL ABOARD: A mid-week summary of weekend observations

One of the many joys of living on Whidbey is being able to work on Whidbey.

  • Jul 30th, 2008 1:50am

ALL ABOARD: The real reason I’ve not auditioned for ‘American Idol’

My earliest recollection of being on stage is fourth grade, singing with my fellow classmates at Wickliffe Elementary in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Jul 23rd, 2008 8:00am

ALL ABOARD: If we worry, will the future change?

As of the last three weeks, there is a young buck living in my yard.

  • Jul 16th, 2008 3:36pm

ALL ABOARD: Freedom: It’s more than just in the eye of the beholder

As the summer of 1969’s Kris Kristofferson-Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee” sings, “Freedom’s just another word…” And what a word it is when put in action.

  • Jul 9th, 2008 8:00am

ALL ABOARD: Overdone, underdone, redone, but never outdone

Now that the weather is nicer, many of us are trying to get more things done.

  • Jul 2nd, 2008 1:42am

ALL ABOARD: A modern art form – driving in reverse

While backing my sometime-later-to-be-paid-for truck up a hill today, I realized once again how much I enjoy backing up. Not just remembering, mind you, or mind me, but the sheer joy of doing a good job backing up your vehicle, be it your car, your truck, your rig, your boat, your trailer or your riding mower.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 3:00pm

‘Sock It To Me Baby’ and other Dr. Scholl’s tales | Jim Freeman

As I age, somewhere to the left of graciously, I find it amusing that I have, in recent years, begun to sacrifice style for function. Maybe after developing one’s own style, it is less necessary to borrow the alleged style of others. Last Wednesday, after successfully solo laundromating in that city north of us that none of us want to be seen in, I journeyed by Big 5 to say “hello” to Diane. A few months back, when I last made an emergency run to Wally World for mindless gifts, I purchased my first ever pair of Dr. Scholl’s shoes from her. Either my feet are swelling as I age or my fourth-grade socks no longer fit.

  • Jun 18th, 2008 5:00pm

Tuning in to ‘This week on South Whidbey’ | Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman says thanks again for showing up.

  • Jun 11th, 2008 5:00pm

ALL ABOARD: The latest from Indiana: Bed, bath and beyond

Despite my good intentions to share some significant historical observations from last week’s tour of the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Ind., I must hold the press on this to discuss the recent reminders experienced first hand of sharing a bathroom with three women.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 4:29am

ALL ABOARD: Deep fried, pan fried and sun dried in the Heartland

Greetings from our Hoosier home front.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 4:30am

ALL ABOARD: It’s 3 a.m., I make the phone call and who answers?

Last Saturday night, upon returning from a day of fun in the Coupeville sun, I realized again how difficult it is to wind down when one is wound up.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 3:32am

ALL ABOARD: The not-so-nice thrice price of rice?

Before we get started, although it certainly seems as if we have, let me thank you who have had the bold courtesy to say that you were glad I am back writing weekly non-necessities for the non-masses.

  • Jun 26th, 2008 4:31am