Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kirkland Writer and Community Activist Makes a Difference

My friend Karen Story is a writer and a community activist living in Kirkland. I think she is an amazing and inspiring individual — she is one of those people who is always thinking about ways to give back both locally and … Continue reading

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Brené Brown comes to Seattle

The other night I went to hear Brené Brown, the social work researcher from Houston, talk about vulnerability and shame. I had written about her in an earlier post and a friend alerted me to her visit to Seattle to promote … Continue reading

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Warmth + Iguanas + Kids Swimming in Ocean = Rejuvenating!

I went with my family to Mexico for a long overdue vacation and I thought I would have plenty of opportunity to catch up on writing a bunch of long overdue posts. But the second — literally — I exited … Continue reading

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Phelan-McDermid Syndrome: Spreading Awareness About a Little-Known Medical Condition

I have been disturbed about the senseless tragedy at the Boston Marathon and wondered if I could bring myself to post my story today. But I kept seeing Mr. Roger’s quote everywhere: “When I was a boy and I would … Continue reading

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My Article in the Seattle Globalist

Excited that my article on Haiti Babi has been published. Enjoy!

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The Danger of a Single Story

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 limit needlessly people’s understanding of a … Continue reading

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