No, I don't mean our church. I mean Lakebay, the area where I live. It's gotten to the point that every time I hear that we're in the press, I automatically assume it's not good.
A couple years ago we made the Seattle news when the local food bank was robbed. I even got some airtime on a news broadcast on that one.
Then there was the time our local fire commissioner beat another fire commissioner over the head with a coffee mug. That one made news all over the country.
Last month we had the infamous vandalism case at the Longbranch Improvement Club and the Longbranch Community Church.
And now it's all about the "Wild-West-Style shootout" following a botched home invasion robbery last night. We've got all the big-time news crews over here now. Seattle must think we're really uncivilized.
If you look at this article in the Seattle Times, the bright red dot on the google map is actually sitting on top of my house. Which wasn't the crime scene, so don't worry about us.
For the record, I think Lakebay is a wonderful place to live. It's got its share of cranks and ne-er-do-wells, but it certainly deserves some better press for the sense of community, for the beauty of the area, for the local events and the people who work together to make this a fine place to live.
It's not a war zone out here, really. It just plays one on television.