Monday, March 23, 2009

How This Works

Just a quick note to let folks know how this works, just in case you're new to the whole blog thing. I post the titled entry. Whoever wants to comment, add a story or condolence, can add a comment by clicking on the comment button at the bottom of the posting. It's not a bulletin board, per se, but it is a way to get information out there.


  1. I am overwhelmed by the news. Several years ago, I was in a very bad way and Jack pretty much saved my life. I was in a very dark place and after reading his daily newsletter, wrote to him and the following correspondence with him was the most help I had ever had in my life, and all this from a total stranger I had never met. I had not kept in touch, but Jack always had and always will have a special place in my heart and my prayers.
    My thoughts are with you Linda. Blessed Be.

  2. I am stunned and deeply saddened by this news. My heart goes out to you Linda, your family, and all the people touched by Jack's immense and wonderful spirit. I had the pleasure of working with Jack all too briefly at FileNet. His humor and passion for life were infectious and his willingness to share wisdom inspiring. He was a true individual and I will always remember him with great affection and admiration. Sending hugs and love.

  3. Jack was an incredible man.. I'm at a loss of words to describe him.

    Hearts all over the bay area are sending you love right now Linda.

  4. Thanks so much for your words and your thoughts. More soon in this spot for gathering information, memorial information and places to make a donation in leiu of flowers.

    I look forward to sharing stories with you of my dear big brother!

    Much love,

    Celia Alario

  5. Laurie, thank you for jarring my memory of the exciting journey through the bardo. I am a friend of Celia in her Beloved Moab, Ut and have offered this to her community here in Moab and at large and offer the same for Jack's communities.

    Tuesday March 24th at 7pm join me in a shared practice for Jack and his family. Lets all get together & generate some energy to help Jack on his journey!

    In the Tibetan tradition there is an initial 3 day period followed by a 49 day period of prayers whilst the departed navigates the Bardo before rebirth. My intention is to spend time each day being present to Jack and also for Linda, Gabby & Sarah. The family. More on the Bardo....

    For those unfamiliar of metta, it is prayer, it is sending Loving kindness to Jack. It is good medicine.
    Saying in whatever way feels to be your truth
    may you be joyful
    may you be well
    may you peaceful
    may you be free...sending this prayer to Jack & his girls.

    49 days from Tuesday is Tuesday May 12th, on the coat tails of a waning full moon.(check my work but I think I'm correct)
    We are all over this sacred earth and the times are to.

    I chose 7am and 7pm in US (mtn time/Moab time).

    Many blessings and love,

  6. Hi Folks,

    These are the closest hotel/motels to the center of Kenmore. I have included only those that advertised rates of $100 per night or less. I ASSUME that if you tell them the event that you are attending, they will give you a deal, but this is not confirmed. Most of them do advertise special rates for AAA or AARP, Military or other special groups.
    If you need more information for any specific place, Google the name with the city, and there will be full websites.

    Kenmore Motel - Wagon Wheel motel
    8202 NE Bothell Way
    Kenmore, WA 98028
    425 486 6631

    Kenmore Inn Motel -
    8042 ne Bothell Way, Kenmore, WA 98028
    (425) 485-9575
    Reviews say: Not a fancy hotel, but clean

    Country Inn and Suites Bothell
    19333 North Creek Parkway
    Bothell, WA 98011 US
    (425) 485-5557
    ** These folks have offered a special $89.00 rate if you mention the Darkhand Memorial, and will have directions to the memorial venue.

    Sierra Suites Hotel
    22122 17th Avenue
    Southeast, Bothell, WA 98021
    (425) 482-2900
    No Review Available

    Extended Stay America Seattle-Bothell
    923 228th Street SE
    Bothell, WA 98021 US
    (425) 402-4252

    Holiday Inn Express Bothell-canyon Park I-405, W
    22922 15th Avenue SE
    Bothell, WA 98021 US

    Comfort Inn and Suites
    1414 228th St., South.e
    Bothell, WA 98021 US
    (425) 402-0900

    Springhill Suites by Marriott
    3850 Monte Villa Pkwy
    Bothell, WA 98021
    Good reviews, chain

    Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Northeast-bothell
    11920 Northeast 195th Street
    Bothell, WA 98011 US
    (425) 485-3030

    Peace and light


  7. Don't do the Wagon Wheel. It's pretty run down.