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THE SEATTLE TIMES MAGAZINE / May 12, 2002

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On the Cover: Dressed up for the occasion, a delighted Grace Washington welcomes husband Michael home after a six-month tour in the Middle East.
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Now & Then: The City's Fish Bowl
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  WRITTEN BY PAUL DORPAT
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Cover Story: Double Duty
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  WRITTEN BY RICHARD SEVEN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER

A Marine and a firefighter, Michael Washington gets called "hero" a lot. But the real hero, he says, is his wife — and all the wives like her — who serves family and country by being there when he can't.
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Plant Life: Indispensables, Continued
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  WRITTEN BY VALERIE EASTON
ILLUSTRATED BY JULIE NOTARIANNI

The list of plants we can't live without just gets longer.
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On Fitness: Absolute Sales
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  WRITTEN BY MOLLY MARTIN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY GREG GILBERT

There is no easy road to a flat stomach, and ab belts just don't live up to the hype.
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Taste: Caring For The Aged
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  WRITTEN BY PAUL GREGUTT
ILLUSTRATED BY SUSAN JOUFLAS

You buy it, you put it away for a special day. Don't be afraid to open it.
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Northwest Living: Settled In Shorewood
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  WRITTEN BY LAWRENCE KREISMAN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BARRY WONG

Fifty years of island renting, with a view.
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