In 2013, our comfort zone was shattered by the Pinewood Village massacre that left five people, including the murderer, dead – and it happened in Federal Way, Washington, not some faraway place with a distance that suggests safety.
Q: Mr. Federal Way, I noticed you didn't have an opinion on the primary election results last week. How could you miss such an opportunity to tell it like it is?
Three murders over three days resulted in about 400 citizens packing City Hall a few weeks ago to vent their frustrations and fears at Mayor Jim Ferrell and the City Council.
June is Adult Sex Ed. Month, and before you roll your eyes, I assure you that this is not the latest toy review article (if that's your thing, though, you might enjoy www.kinkly.com/topic/6/sex-toys).
Q: Mr. Federal Way, my daughter graduated from high school on Saturday. What's your advice for Federal Way's 2016 graduating class?
If you've never tried to pull off a debate, it's hard to appreciate the degree of difficulty involved in such a feat.
Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was at the City Council meeting on Tuesday and noticed the mayor had some comments about the Mirror. What's up with that?
Presidential candidate Donald Trump's impact on the 2016 elections has been as polarizing as any since Barry Goldwater back in the 1960s.
If you really look around, diversity is everywhere. When have you attended an event where diversity was not present?
If you're going to be freaked out about women's safety, will you please at least be freaked out about real horrors and not those based on bigotry and fear that simply are not true?
Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was looking for something to do and I stumbled across www.fwtodolist.org. It's a blog with podcasts. Think the Federal Way Mirror finally has some competition?
Have we learned anything in the last three years?
We have strong concerns about our Federal Way Police Department. It seems as if crime has taken over the whole area and there is not enough police to handle the simplest task, let alone the big ones. The response time is extremely long, one to two hours, which is ridiculous. My co-worker was robbed May 23 and there was a two-hour response.
It's been quite a while since I've read an article in the Mirror on the Public Academy, Federal Way school district's rose among the thorns.
I was watching an episode of "Call the Midwife" a bit back, in which a series of sexual assaults occur.
The under-construction High Point development is going to cause all retail businesses within short walking distances, like Rite Aid and Safeway, to have difficulties unless they increase their security.
Q: Mr. Federal Way, what's with all the youth violence and bullying problems in schools lately?
It is a Presidential year, and it could be the most unusual year in state politics in decades.
"Three murders in 48 hours."
Q: Mr. Federal Way, are city officials doing enough after all the murders hit us?