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TO KNOW A PLACE, MEET THE FIRST PEOPLE

    Like the City on the Sound, the 30th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow stayed in continual motion. At a west coast gathering of First People, dancing and celebration filled the air. They strengthened bonds between each other and Seattle.

ANOTHER HANSEN FAN, DOCTOR HANSEN

When life takes a bad turn you need good guys. This is one of them. Dr. Hansen is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Once you see the equipment and meet other patients, you get a bigger picture of what people like Doctor Hansen do. After it’s all over, you hope you found the right driver […]

FRIDA KAHLO STARTER KIT

It started by looking at a Frida Kahlo painting in the Heard Museum. And grew from there. The chunky turquoise necklace, the earrings, the bracelet? It’s a start to a good thing. Or is it?

BLOGGER BEATS SEX CANCER, HIRES WRITING COACH

As if facing any cancer isn’t shocking enough, but sex cancer? From the moment of the first ‘you’ve got cancer’ phone call until this moment, the sense of plague-like certain doom sets in. Will doom plague the rest of my life from sex cancer? Is so that sucks for me, said every cancer patient in […]

TO SENATOR RON WYDEN:

Dear Senator Wyden, My name is David Gillaspie. I live in Tigard, Oregon. This is a note of thanks for the work you do for Oregon, and for the voice you contribute to the Senate for so many other Americans. Not every state is as fortunate as we are with two U.S. Senators asking the […]

FRIDA KAHLO LOVE, HEARD MUSEUM, THE OTHER ARIZONA

  In this day of the Selfie Artist, no one stands a chance compared to Frida Kahlo. One third of all her paintings are portraits. Of her. She’s not clicking a thousand times a day to capture one picture. She’s painting for the ages. And the ages say thank you. If you’re a Frida Fan, […]

JAMES COMEY DELIVERS EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS

James Comey: EOB for the FBI. For anyone opening a health insurance bill, and Explanation of Benefits is prime reading. When you see the costs you want to know what insurance pays for, what you pay for. Somehow reading the numbers is a comfort. There they are in black and white. The more serious the […]

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU. HOW’S IT GOING?

Human nature kicks in hard on the question of right or wrong. You always want to be right. So does the person who is wrong. If it’s too hard to decide who is right or wrong, find a third-party, but first agree to live with their decision. The biggest problem with right or wrong is […]

HERO ON A MAYAN CALENDAR SCHEDULE LATE FOR WORK

  A hero blazes their own trail, not across any calendar. The hero with a thousand faces and no watch. Don’t ask a hero what time it is. There’s only one answer. It’s like asking a rock and roll singer if their mic is turned on. “When you sing like me, there’s no off switch.” […]

JASON WITTEN INSURANCE ADDS MORE LIFE

    If you only have room for one NFL team jersey? Jason Witten. One reason? He’s the new Mr. Cowboy. Another? He was an athletic and academic college all-American. He’ll answer any question you ask, and probably questions you don’t. Like, “Who deserves a Super Bowl ring more than anyone else in the NFL?” […]