Category Archives: Culture

Manufactured Beauty ~ Body Image Issues

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Facebook is … Continue reading

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Meet the Super Geek League

This Seattle phenomenon is called the Super Geek League, where I have some friends playing with shock music.  I keep meaning to find time to go to their show and now that they are releasing their third CD, will have … Continue reading

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Cars vs. Bikes vs Pedestrian ~ Oh My!

From a coworker, Logan, this fine response was part of a discussion about “yet another bike rider hit by a car”. Having experienced many friends nearly having been killed and heard of even more actually being killed on the very … Continue reading

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Superman is an Immigrant

Born on Krypton, he came to this country with the promise of Hope – the symbol he bears on his chest. Many of our families also have a history of immigration. We share Superman’s hope and we continue his fight … Continue reading

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Washington State Wines

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Washington’s wine industry is huge, second in the nation behind California.  Most of what you want to know about Washington state wines can … Continue reading

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A Tourist in Seattle

“To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.” ~ Tom Robbins Dear tourist, we were talking about your trip here during our meeting … Continue reading

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Ever Google Your Name?

When you have a common name like mine, Googling it can be a very humbling experience. I was reading the Recruiters Lounge article, You’re a Nobody unless your name Googles Well and started pinging my name. Bonus learning, adding an … Continue reading

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Imagine…

Imagine waking up to this *the rest of your life*!

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Reddit’s 100 Most Beautiful Songs

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” ~  Plato If you’ve been living in a cave, here’s a musical … Continue reading

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J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work was in 1965; he gave his last interview in 1980. Raised … Continue reading

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