With a steady drum cadence, an honor guard, a police escort and several Yakima Transit buses trailing behind, about 200 people joined a mile-and-a-half-long peace walk through Yakima to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
The other night, my 5-year-old daughter, Willow, and I were sitting on the bed, lounging around because it was a Saturday evening. I asked her if she wanted me to read her a story and she asked me to pick out the books. I chose to read her a book I have never read to her (and never even read myself)...
I often hear from friends and family that professional sports are not "important." That if people cared as much about their communities as a whole as they did about whether or not their team won or lost, the world might be a better place.
I say that sports aren't, ultimately, important -- except when they are. If the Mariners win tonight will world peace be achieved? Of course not. Can