Never Forget: Fashion Has Its Victims

Recently, all, I celebrated my birthday. It was wonderful; I was showered with gifts. (That’s right – I’m a cancer. I mean, if you believe in that stuff.) With my gifts, I went shopping. As you know, I love the shopping. I love fashion, I love seeing what’s out there. I saw some beautiful things. …

Fight Inequality: Hire a Minority

Lots of people – lots of non-black, well-intentioned people – are heartbroken by recent news for Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. They think about racism and police brutality and how awful and senseless the deaths of young men like Philando Castile and Alton Sterling are. Their deaths were senseless, but if you really want to help, …

Seattle City Sophisticate

I picked my sister up in downtown Vancouver for our drive to downtown Seattle. As we navigated a couple of blocks downtown, in our hometown, we saw some terrible drivers – truly awful. Think: there’s a green light, but to these guys it did not mean “go”. “It’s like every cluck in the country is …

PSA: Giant Gummy Bears Exist

A new candy store opened here a while back, and when we went in, they graciously offered us samples. Z is a candy connoisseur: he both loves and collects candy. As he tasted one, he smacked his lips. He assumed the shopkeeper was the same – a candy connoisseur: “Ah, it’s a little more mellow …