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Understanding structural racism

As the shock wave created by the video of George Floyd’s murder continues to reverberate, people—especially white people—are asking “What can I do? How can I be an ally?” and one part of the answer is always “educate yourself about structural racism.”

To that end, these title…

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Day Trip
An appointment with art

A simple business transaction drew me from downtown Bellingham to Skagit County last Sunday, the final day of Washington state’s shelter-in-place order.

I’d made plans to meet with artist Todd Horton at his Bow-based studio on Blanchard Road to purchase an ethereal painting of a heron in…

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Cinema of Shame
What we watch when no one’s watching

It has been a real week, huh?

I thought about dedicating this space to films that would educate and inform about racial justice and systemic inequality. If two decades of working for a nonprofit movie theater that works to elevate marginalized voices and hosts a giant documentary film…

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Frugal Foodie
Use it or lose it

If the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s to commit wholeheartedly to making use of whatever I can forage from my garden, pantry and refrigerator before donning a mask for a trip to the grocery store.

Part of my effort to consume what’s on hand before it spoils or suffers a slow death…

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