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My Good Deed for the Day

Today our family walked down to a neighborhood parade and on our way back home, ran into an elderly couple who could not remember where they parked their car. We stood with them on the sidewalk, trying to help them picture … Continue reading

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April 6, 2015: Day 365/365 of Exercise

The words stayed there on the screen mocking me. Day 365/365 of exercise. I could not stop staring at them. I sort of wanted to slap my face for getting so hooked by this seemingly simple Facebook status update. My first … Continue reading

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The Danger of a Single Story

Originally posted on The Inspired Philanthropist:
Check out this interesting TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie. Her message is so right on: Our perceptions of others usually arise from a “single story”. I am keenly aware that the single story can…

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Geeks make the best Neighbors

Well, Geekwire beat me to it. I wanted to write a post about my cool neighbor, Lesley Baker, but they got to her first. Lesley is a smart gal, a great mom, sweet neighbor, and all-around nice person. We first … Continue reading

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Cochlear Implants come to Malawi!

Medical Electronics (Med-El), the cochlear implant company, posted this article on Facebook about 2 children in Malawi who received implants! This has significance for me for two reasons: I got my cochlear implant from Med-El almost two years ago. I was a … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Contemplations

Today is Monday. I am feeling sluggish- got a pain in my back and the weather is still ominously grey outside. It’s Seattle, after all. I swear I could be related to Garfield the cat sometimes. I keep reminding myself, … Continue reading

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What’s New With Me These Days?

I know, I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve no good excuse except for being incredibly busy with a new contract, my current job, juggling husband and kid activities, staying true to my goal of exercising every … Continue reading

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