For Better or For Worse

3 reasons people tie the knot — in 1950, and today My parents are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this month! There are not very many statistics on how many couples reach their 70th wedding anniversary but it seems clear, not very many do. At eighteen years old, my mother looked at my dad and... Continue Reading →

Going Wild at Cafe Wylde

P stands for Plant-based Plant-based. What is it? “We offer local, vegan, and organic food straight from the earth”, reads the sign of Café Wylde in Everett, WA. It is a late February day and uncommonly dry for the Pacific Northwest. I stand on the sidewalk and wait for my friend to arrive for our... Continue Reading →

Self-Love and Body Curves

Looking in the mirror and being happy in my own skin It started young, hating my body. Typically, I could be found with my nose in a book rather than kicking a ball on a soccer field. In fact, often I was the last one picked for a sports team at school. There was one... Continue Reading →

The End of the World as We Know It

And do I feel fine? It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. So goes the lyric from the alternative rock band, REM’s song by the same name. This song hit the music charts in 1987 with it’s frenetic, fast-paced syncopated lyrics referencing everything from Soviet ruler Leonid Brezhnev to biblical rapture to... Continue Reading →

Six Degrees From the Stonewall Riots

A look back at the inception of PRIDE to see the way forward Right now, most of us concur we are living through times of uncertainty and civil unrest. A global pandemic with a rising death toll, riots, demonstrations, police brutality, the sinking economy, and the list goes on. But it’s not the first time... Continue Reading →

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