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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

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Seattle's Small Time Criminals

What petty crime has taught me about community.

10/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Will Universal Preschool Cure the Common Core?

This fall brings the infamous Common Core to Seattle classrooms—and a possible corrective to the ballot box.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Climate Change in Seattle: To My Future Grandchild

By 2050, what kind of Seattle will we have left you?

07/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Sex and the Millennial Girl

Hookup culture: liberating freedoms or friends with lopsided benefits?

05/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Hive Minded

What backyard beekeeping really does for people.

04/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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Gray Like Me

Apparently, it’s a big damn deal to let your hair go gray. Who knew.

01/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

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'Tis the Season to Trim the Christmas Card List

If only there was a simple calculus for pruning it!

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

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Giving to Panhandlers

Are you helping who you think you’re helping?

11/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


The Autism Schism

Is autism a disorder to be cured or a condition to be understood?

10/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


May I Help You?

Among the gifts Seattle has given the world: A few unique selling strategies.

09/03/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Etiquette Schmetiquette

How to succeed in business by minding your manners.

08/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


How to Cross the Street

It’s not quite as pedestrian as you think.

07/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Why Moms Dread Summer

Summer isn’t a day at the beach. It’s the gaping hole in the feminist project.

05/22/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Brain Changers

Does neuroplasticity make it easier for therapists to earn their money?

04/17/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Waltz Lessons for Garfield High

It’s tougher than it looks to follow the leader.

03/20/2013 By Kathryn Robinson


Sea-Tac Airport Secrets

Tips and tricks for making your terminal time bearable—and, dare we say it, educational

02/20/2013 By Harriet Baskas