‘House of Cards’ on heartless power

February 19, 2014

I finished season 2 of House of Cards last night. Two episodes in one gulp, my reward for working non-stop all day on a lot of things and actually getting them done. With both this show and Game of Thrones, I caught myself making mental notes on power.

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Naps are amazing

February 17, 2014

I have a one and a half year old. Like most one and a half year olds, he naps. Now, so do I.

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‘Chair pose’ is the cruelest in yoga

February 16, 2014

On Sundays, when I can, I take a morning yoga class. Today it dawned on me that “chair pose” is a particularly cruel name for a yoga pose.

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On the rain

February 15, 2014

I’ve been so OK with the gray this winter. I remember the day I stepped outside and smelled the fall for the first time this year. It was damp, washed, leafy. And I smiled and my heart jumped and I thought, I’ll finally get to wear my boots!

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This conversation left echoes in my head

November 26, 2013

Just watched my interview with Seattle Channel’s Eric Liu online for “Seattle Voices.” I’m always afraid I say something stupid in live taped interviews. But I think I made sense for most of this In all seriousness, Eric asked good questions, including a couple I’d never been asked before. That was awesome.

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Where’s the dog?

October 29, 2013

In which Julian identifies some of the grab bag words he knows based on Mom’s crude drawings.

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Baby stood up on his own!

October 6, 2013

We’d like to thank Seattle’s International Children’s Fountain. This made our effing day. And his. Clearly. Agua! Agua!

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A journalist’s most dangerous bias is toward doing what’s easy

October 5, 2013

Always has been. Always will be. Politics, ideology … no other bias is as bad as this. Just want to make sure we’re all clear on that.

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We don’t know a damned thing about football

October 5, 2013

But we’re learning

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The one about the man who’s hand written 4,000 letters to 110 people

September 28, 2013

The day the column came out, I wrote my first handwritten letters in … ages. The next day, I mailed it — and two more. 4,000 and counting: The handwritten letters of Shoreline’s Charles Morrison It was a cold morning and we were sitting at the cafe’s outdoor tables. It was here, back when Caffe [...]

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