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.
A new poll finds Americans’ fears don’t always match reality.
Urban density done right makes for happy cities, advocate says.
A better building is good, but a better system for children would be even better.
Inequality sours news of rapid income growth in Seattle.
Remnants of a bitter history lurk everywhere, particularly in names of holidays and athletic teams. Making changes can help us turn the page.
Society still hasn’t overcome biases that disadvantage women.
A postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington is trying to understand why some children, but not others, overcome cultural norms, expectations and stereotypes that might keep them from reaching their full potential.
Sometimes, we the people, get it wrong.
Duke professor says a new social movement is needed to combat racism.
Seattle U professor finds lessons for the Middle East in Irish history.
Look to space endeavors for inspiration to tackle earthly problems.