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.
When people don’t matter, bad things happen to the economy.
Fighting domestic violence requires an informed community using information as a weapon.
A book explores the experiences of Ethiopian refugees adapting to Seattle and suggests their presence is changing the community, too.
Preparing for and acknowledging the danger of natural disasters is something our populace could improve upon.
A new report indicates America is failing many of its children, but it offers data and suggestions for improvement.
The growing movement for a higher minimum wage, with Seattle leadership, is writing a new story of how the economy should operate.
The renovation of Washington Hall preserves an important part of Seattle’s immigration and arts history.
Access to a college education gets harder even as the need for higher eduction grows.
Hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons writes about the benefits of meditation in his new book.
Soaring inequality on wealth and wages makes no sense in a nation committed to democracy and equality.
Jessan Hutchison-Quillian, a young Google engineer in Seattle, uses his time and money to fight poverty and income inequality.