Bj Shea Blogs

BJ'S BLOG 03/28/14 "Wildflowers"

Today's blog comes from, one of mentors, Dan Sanders: One night a small cluster of wildflowers was left at my door, no word left with it. The flowers stayed there until I found them the next morning and took them in. The loving simplicity of that act brought to mind a rare Joan Baez song I have... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/21/16 "The White House, Bernie, and Me"

Today's Blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders: Some have asked if I am related to Bernie Sanders, and the answer as far as I know is I am not, but Bernie and I do share a number of things in common, such as our basic political philosophies. It would be nice, in some ironic way, to have a... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/17/16 "Pet Bereavement"

Here’s one that might tug at someone’s heartstrings a little bit, but not mine…because I’m tough like that! There are some companies who are starting to offer pet bereavement days for employees who lose their animal friends. That’s right – depending on where you work, you might get a day or two off... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/15/16 "Tattoos = Healthy?"

I’m pretty sure we have some tattooed skin in the ranks of the Rock-A-Holics, so this seemed like a thing worth talking about… A new study from the University of Alabama suggests that people with tattoos may be healthier than those of us who are inkless. When you subject your skin to the needle on... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/15/16 "Ice Cream Date From Hell"

Hey, gang! Who wants ice cream? Alfredo, a 33-year-old man from Ohio, recently went on an ice cream date - which is the kid of old-school outing that I can get behind - and it ended up being his own personal night from hell. Alfredo “met” a 27-year-old woman named Crystal on a dating app, and... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/14/16 "From a Window"

Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders: Looking out my window on a cold damp day in March, I’m watching a family of squirrels chase each other up and around the trees that soon will be in full bloom, cocooning my little place on the edge of the woods. The branches are close enough... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/11/16 "Brotherhood In Sports"

Happy Friday, Rock-A-Holics! As word starts to spread about some of the Seahawks who are moving on before next season , I’ve been thinking about something… You hear a lot about “brotherhood” in sports, especially on the professional level. It seems to be especially strong in that last year of... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/10/16 "More Jail Time, Less Money"

The Erin Andrews case continues to hold my attention. She was awarded 55 million dollars, with her stalker being ordered to pay half…so, that money is right out the window, because that creep doesn’t have the dough. That takes her down to about 27 million dollars from the Marriott, but they’re... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/09/16 "Bromance"

Check this out, Rock-A-Holics: According to a new study, bromances may be good for a man’s health! Researcher from Stanford University believe that a male-bonded friendship may be as important as a romantic relationships in reducing stress in day-to-day life, and may even extend the number of years... Read More

BJ'S BLOG 03/08/16 "Hillary Butler"

Former Seattle Seahawk Hillary Butler lost a football-coaching job…and it may be related to marijuana. Butler is soon to be a licensed cannabis producer – which is legal in Washington, just in case you forgot - and he believes that the Clover Park school district let him go because they found out... Read More