Tag Archives: Seattle

Homelessness in Seattle: Part Two

Three observations from my recent Seattle visit that included volunteering for an organization that advocates for the homeless: Possessions As I walked through downtown one afternoon looking for street newspaper vendors to interview, the rains came. I was soaked and … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Seattle: Part One

My recent vacation in Seattle included volunteering with Real Change, an award-winning weekly street newspaper sold by homeless and low-income street vendors. I spent some time with vendor Jonas Stone, 57. Jonas was homeless for about 15 years until he … Continue reading

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‘The Last Waltz’ and other Thanksgiving rituals snuck up on me

It’s scary sometimes how the mind works. Mine, anyway. When Michelle came home from work the other night carrying cameras, backpacks and other tools of the photography trade, I greeted her at the door with, “Take a load off!” It’s not … Continue reading

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It’s easy to bitch about the Post Office, but . . .

This is not a rant about the U.S. Postal Service — even though a “Priority Mail” birthday package I sent last month is in limbo somewhere on the West Coast. True, my son’s birthday box of presents (and cash) hasn’t arrived … Continue reading

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