Barbara Clarke

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
~ Mark Twain

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The 26th of July

The 26th of July

I love finding a good book and Cuba: An American History was a great discovery. After working in Miami in the late 1980s, I developed an abiding interest in Cuba. And, I admit to being hesitant when I saw the book’s subtitle. Oh, no, I thought, not another Castro bad...

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PE – Not Your Gym Class

PE – Not Your Gym Class

Do you remember when the health insurance wordsmiths came up with “patient-centered care?” Like, who else was being treated? Martians? Now, we have yet another turn of phrase - “profit-centered care.” The latest is private equity (PE) companies acquiring hospitals,...

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Drowning in Cars

Drowning in Cars

Recently I wrote an article for a local environmental publication on what is happening to the community where I live. Within six years of moving here, the population has soared and “infill” has become a sacred word. And without much debate from vox populi, bodacious...

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Nicole Braddock Bromley

Since 2003, Nicole Braddock Bromley has been a powerful voice for sexual abuse awareness and a recognized speaker and force for positive change…

Bob Merberg

After 25 years as a workplace wellness insider — cajoling workers to get moving, eat their leafy greens, and find nirvana…

Cami Ostman

A “Jill of all trades” including therapist, teacher, coach, and a great friend to writers. And there’s more…

Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack)

What do you do when the pandemic shuts down your thriving business? Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack) owners of the Pilates Studio of Bellingham had to create a Plan B.

Alita Zurav Letwin

September 17, 1932 – January 16, 2020

Alita Letwin was smart, funny, kind, and an inspiration to people of all ages.

Joan Robins

“Wildlife photography found me many years ago and is now a full-fledged obsession.” Explore this obsession
with Joan…

Louise Aronson

“I realized that the most important stories, and the ones that make my work so meaningful…

Nancy Canyon

She is truly a maker—memoirist, poet, painter, and more—everything but a candlestick maker.

The Bellingham Sock Monkey Project

It’s 2:00 a.m. and there is something bad happening in my house. This isn’t the first time but tonight something is different.

Andrew Shattuck McBride

Andrew Shattuck McBride is an editor, a friend, and…

Electric Guava Designs

“Would you try to fix your car given your skill set?” she asked, as comforting as this no-nonsense person can be. I got the message and set out to find such a person with “make a website” on her resume.

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