6 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Do

June 1, 2013

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State Farm’s slogan hasn’t changed since 1971. It begins: “Like a Good Neighbor…” Good neighbors are great but a rarity. In today’s busy world it takes more than providing insurance for catastrophic events to win the hearts of those living nearby.  If you do want the keys to the neighborhood, to be the neighbor who’s loved […]

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5 Brilliant Ways to Hide from Your Alma Mater

May 25, 2013

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It’s pretty impressive isn’t it? The way your former college tracks you. As soon as you move to a new address, their newsletter arrives in the mail. Even if your new home is a short stay…on a desert island…or in a homeless shelter. They will find you. The appeals never stop. The “please give” requests […]

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Why the Discovery Channel Keeps Winning

May 18, 2013

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We can all agree about reality TV right? Most of the shows should never have made it past the home movie stage. Furthermore, TV is supposed to be about fantasy. Work is the last thing most guys want to think about when they plop themselves down for an hour or two. So what accounts for […]

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3 Good Reasons to Toss Your TV

May 11, 2013

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Have you ever considered tossing your television? With any seriousness? It shouldn’t be such a crazy idea. I mean surely you remember as a kid when you did something wrong and your parents barred you from watching TV as a form of punishment? You forget? Well, let me remind you what happened – your grades […]

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How to Make Long Flights Less Painful

May 4, 2013

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Do you like flying? cross-country? In the age of the TSA no less?  I know some people have strange reasons for enjoying a flight but they’re usually obscure and particular. Flying today is tedious and terrible, particularly when relegated to coach. If tickets were cheap, it would more tolerable but bargains are rare. Even with […]

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The Shocking Truth About Pregnancy Cravings

April 27, 2013

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the many strange food cravings women develop while pregnant. I know a few women who drooled over Burger King, Taco Bell and ice cream when they were expectant. Stuff they normally would be embarrassed to eat! I can’t help reading the tabloid covers as I wait online at the supermarket. […]

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The True Believers Among Us

April 20, 2013

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A True Believer is someone who is deeply, sometimes fanatically devoted to a cause, organization, or person. I live among true believers – they’re my co-op neighbors. Our housing association does not pay any vendor for maintenance services. Instead, to save money, we each have assigned chores. More than that, we have a monthly work […]

Posted in: politics, Seattle, work

What is Controversy in the Blogosphere?

April 12, 2013

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What passes for controversy in the world of blogs today? Can that be answered emphatically? ….there are 170 million blogs in existence today. According to many social media consultants and the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? ,you must exercise caution whenever you post personal feelings/opinions/thoughts online. A simple Google or Twitter search could leave you with […]

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Goofus and Gallant’s Code of Ethics

April 6, 2013

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As a kid sitting in the dentist’s office a long, long time ago (the  late 70’s/early 80’s),  Highlights was THE magazine of choice. Of course, I wasn’t interested in the puzzles or crafts or anything that might teach me something but only…..Goofus and Gallant! Goofus and Gallant were real life to me…at least Goofus was. I […]

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Finally…..a Worthy, Seattle Protest!!!

April 1, 2013

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Many people outside of the Pacific Northwest think of Seattle as a crunchy, green, cause oriented city. That’s somewhat true I would say – there have been very large public protests here in the past (the World Trade Organization protests in 1999 being the most infamous) but mostly not. Like all progressive cities, the causes […]

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