• Politics

    How I Learned About The History Of Seattle & Why It Matters To Me

    *Disclaimer* This is not meant to be a detailed historical blog about Seattle. I’m just sharing snippets of what I’ve learned & read. My thoughts… that provoke more thought. I was listening to the podcast LORE, when I was opened up to the history of Seattle. It struck me as interesting because: 1)  I had never heard this version – the truth  2) the irony of such historical happenings is never lost on me. Especially right now. Immigration is such a giant (and important) topic. So this peek into our history of this city, which came as no real surprise, struck me harder than usual. We really do have NO…

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    You And Your Taser Are Not Welcome Here

    I’ve been avoiding topics like this for a bit. At least in written word form. Not because I don’t care – the exact opposite actually. I’ve honestly just run out of words. Or at least that’s what it feels like. It seems those who want to listen, have tired of doing so. And if I’m being honest, I don’t exactly know what good “listening” does anyway. Conversations don’t move us forward, like so many of us want to believe. Only action can do that. At any rate, I have to talk about this. I don’t know if I should start with the fact that it’s been deemed “okay” for 7-year-olds…

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    Can We Talk About Being Christian?

    Can we talk about something for a minute? How do you know if you’re being Christian? I’m serious. This is something I’ve been rolling around in my head and I truly cannot come to terms with it. I just don’t. Understand. I won’t say I’m an expert on Christianity – or religion for that matter – but I did grow up in the church and I went to a Catholic school for 12 years. (13 if you want to count preschool!) Also. My grandparents were very involved with the church and community. Growing up, I always thought it was the church that made them who they are. Caring. Genuine. But…

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    The Lesson I Learned From Knock-Knock Jokes

    The ugly that this country was built on, the ugly that is ruling and growing at such a swift pace, just all the damn ugly has your girl down. It’s been hard for me to disconnect and focus on anything. Work. Home. It just all started to feel like a fuzzy blur. So  this week I’ve been putting in an extra effort to do things JUST because they lift my heart. JUST because they make my abs contract in authentic laughter. JUST because they make me stop and smile from the inside out. It all started with a knock-knock joke. The really bad, cheesy ones. So only the BEST ones.…

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    It’s Time For You To Break Up With The NFL

    Because…. There are SO many other things to do other that support the NFL who’s commissioner feels fining players for kneeling during the anthem is a great way to end a divisive situation and get back to highlighting players’ athleticism and abilities. I’m paraphrasing, but look it up – yes he said that. Good ‘ol Rodger. I was of the boycott clan last fall and guess what… I survived. I found so much more to do with my time and I have no doubt that you will survive to. Plus… well morals and all that. So here is a list of things you can do in the fall – with…

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    United States Census…

    With the United States Census in the news right now (due to the decision to include a question surrounding citizenship on the 2020 form) I decided to look into the history of the census, as well as what exactly it impacts. Let’s call this active citizenship. We throw that word around with so much weight, but what do we actually KNOW about our government constructs and operations. At any rate. So the US began the census in 1790 (and continued every decade after) and in that year the US also made a (big) decision surrounding WHO could and could not become a citizen of our beloved country here. Coincidence? Another…

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    Qualifications for President

    Can we talk about this for a minute? Are the qualifications to be the President of the United States too low? What exactly are the qualifications? I bring this up after Oprah made a powerful speech at the Golden Globes the other night (read here). Almost immediately social media posts began happening that suggested she run for president. I have an issue with that. Is the qualification for president so low that the only quality we look for is words that speak to us or inspire us? Because if that’s the case, I have some bad news. You can’t be upset about or suggest that Donald is unqualified because he…

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