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.
We use all of our brain capacity, but we don’t always do it well. There are cures for that but no miracles.
A new national report shows that kids in Washington are better off than children in most states, but still too many lag behind.
Graduates of the social-service organization’s programs pass on their social skills and altruism at Goodwill.
University of Washington professor Robert Crutchfield’s new book — “Get A Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime” — is based on professional research and personal experiences, and offers suggestions to fight crime that revolve around employment and educatio
Keep gun-control momentum alive for the vote on Initiative 594.
Vashon writer weaves personal stories of island residents into books that build community.
Work continues to preserve and enlarge freedoms won in the 238 years since the Declaration of Independence.
A Texas art professor is touring the country for art and to help people see the humanity of people who are without homes.
We need to keep an eye on the technology that’s keeping an eye on us.
Tuning into a Seattle City Council meeting gives residents a useful view of city’s process.
We need a Nelson Mandela of transportation policy to lead on traffic problems, an expert says.