I try to write about the intersections of everyday life and big issues. I like to invite readers to think a little differently. The topics I choose represent the things in which I take an interest, and I try to deal with them the way most folks would, sometimes seriously, sometimes with a sense of humor. My column runs Mondays and Thursdays.
Developments out of Ferguson, Mo., signal a need to understand and work on the country’s race problem.
Rescuing young adults is good, but keeping them on track would be better.
Circumstances that seem permanent can change with persistent pushing.
New project will give sleeping bags to homeless people because a little human warmth matters.
Franklin students explore Lyndon Johnson’s presidency and social issues through the dramatic arts, thanks to a Seattle Rep project.
A retired engineer is trying to preserve the story of a Seattle World War II veteran.
This week’s historic election suggests a need to revisit U.S. history.
With a background ranging from mathematics to dance, Julia Colson of Seattle Center Productions tackles problems with brains, creativity and adaptability.
More balance in debate over guns could lead to better policies.
A Latin America specialist says the U.S. shares blame for children crossing into the country from Central America.
A new poll finds Americans’ fears don’t always match reality.