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White Responses Matter

Because there’s only one group that can end white privilege. The privileged.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Married, But Sleeping in Separate Beds

Can sleeping apart do anything but ruin a marriage?

10/17/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Light Rail Is Remaking Seattle. But into What?

Seattle, famously tortured by growth, may be starting to grasp connection. But there are swerves in our learning curve.

09/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Taking the “I” Out of Identity, One Stitch Fix Box at a Time

Can personal taste be quantified?

08/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Ugly Food Movement

Why it’s time to wrap our heads around unattractive food.

07/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Can Gay Marriage Save Marriage?

Gay marriage provides a model we could all stand to emulate.

06/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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How Much Is Too Much Parenting?

A helicopter mom says goodbye.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Is Seattle the Birthplace of a New Religion?

Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.

03/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Here's How to Vote, Kid

A mom writes her daughter on the occasion of her first election.

03/01/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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To BnB or Not to BnB

So you want to open a hotel in your house? Think. Hard.

02/02/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Zen and the Art of Tidying

The real reason so many people love Marie Kondo.

01/08/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

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Happy Friendsgiving

Why we’re increasingly choosing to feast with friends over family.

11/02/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

I'm Old Here

What Does It Take to Become a Seattle Native?

Few cities maintain such a fierce demarcation between its citizens who arrived and its citizens who belong.

08/31/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Does Anyone Love Seafair?

One Seattle native’s quest to love her city’s summer festival again.

07/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Facebook and the End of Self Reinvention

What will come of the generation that will never lose touch with each other?

06/08/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Crows Attack in Seattle

It’s spring. It’s fledgling season. Beware your neighborhood murder of crows.

04/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Processing White Privilege in Seattle

Turns out I have the tools I need to process my white privilege. I just didn’t expect them to look like this.

02/09/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Take Christ Out of Christmas

Can we please stop pretending Christmas is a religious holiday?

12/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson