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Ombrophilous I am not

May 10th, 2005 · 1 Comment

From amba’s post listing goodies she discovered on a logophile’s paradise the Phrontistery , I learned ombrophilous, defined as tolerant of large amounts of rainfall. While amba says this word describes those of us who live in Seattle, I beg to disagree. Maybe it was the move to California that spoiled me. I grew up [...]

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Close to Home

April 8th, 2005 · No Comments

My college magazine intrigued me with an article by David L. Marcus titled Close to Home in which he details his experience writing a book about therapeutic schools—last-chance places for teenagers struggling with alcohol, drugs, and impulsiveness. I couldn’t help think about my own community as I read these paragraphs containing what the kids at [...]

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“they can be whoever they want to be”

April 8th, 2005 · No Comments

From Jerry Large’s March 31 column in the Seattle Times. The Mavin Foundation in Seattle has picked five 20-somethings to travel around the country stirring up conversations about mixed-race people, raising awareness of a mixed-race baby boom and connecting people with resources relevant to mixed-race people and anyone who has contact with them. Of course, [...]

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The Flower Fairy strikes

April 1st, 2005 · 1 Comment

From KOMO’s news feed comes this Anderson Island story Knock, Knock. Who’s There? The Flower Fairy: Someone has delivered dozens of bouquets or potted plants over the past several weeks to residents of the island near Tacoma. They hear a late-night knock and answer the door to find a floral gift and a cheery handwritten [...]

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Cities missing children: Seattle ranks second for lowest percentage of children under 18

March 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Brett at DadTalk linked to a New York Times story Vibrant Cities Find One Thing Missing: Children. An accompanying graphic reveals Seattle’s position as second to San Francisco in the lowest percentage of children under the age of 18: 15.6% The problem is not just that American women are having fewer children, reflected in the [...]

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