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Where I Stand

By kate on March 15th, 2017

I’d like to announce a #resistance project I’ve been working on: I’m raising money for vital non-profits by selling beautiful and striking map art decals for your phone. I created six designs, each inspired by a different cause that’s under attack right now. All proceeds from each design will go to a non-profit working for […]

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Sexist Ads for the Seattle Times

By kate on November 6th, 2014

I’m a Seattle Times subscriber, because I like to read a local newspaper and it’s the only one left. They have their weaknesses and I don’t always agree with their editorial positions, but they still do strong investigative journalism. Recently, I started to notice a series of ads running in the Times advertising the Sunday […]

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Good Riddance to 2012

By kate on December 31st, 2012

2012 was a strange year. In the pedestrian scale of my own life, things went pretty well. My job, health, and relationships have all been good. But a lot of hardship and tragedy befell my friends, and at the end of the year that’s what stays with me. This year, four friends were killed in […]

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Urbanspoon (and I) oppose SOPA

By kate on January 18th, 2012

[I’m honored to be the one asked to write my company’s blog post for today’s SOPA/PIPA blackout. I’m re-printing it here.] Why Can’t I See Reviews on Urbanspoon? Today on Urbanspoon, you’ll notice that some content in the United States has been blacked out. We’re making this dramatic gesture to illustrate what might happen to […]

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Goodbye Seattle P-I

By kate on March 17th, 2009

It’s a sad day in Seattle as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stops its presses for the last time. I wanted to write a post today about what our society is losing as newspapers close down, but I re-read my 2005 post, “Why Newspapers are Still Relevant,” and realized it’s all pretty much there (except the new […]

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Simple Gifts

By kate on January 20th, 2009

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be And when we find ourselves in a place just right ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. ‘Tis the gift to be gentle, ’tis the gift to be fair ‘Tis […]

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Grade school flashback

By kate on January 7th, 2009

Outgoing Vice-President Dick Cheney congratulates Vice-President-Elect Joe Biden (I couldn’t resist)

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Just trying to get through the next 30 hours or so…

By kate on November 3rd, 2008

Until now, I would have described my mental outlook on the election as “uneasy” verging on “cautiously optimistic”. Then I read this wrenching post on the Stranger Blog that dug up all the shock and mourning I went through in 2004, and my state descended more into “terror”. I don’t agree with every detail of […]

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Freedom IS free

By kate on October 21st, 2008

This thoughtful guest editorial in today’s P-I gave me a new perspective. I hadn’t thought to challenge the right-wing mantra that “freedom isn’t free,” but this Iraq war veteran counters that “everybody is free… at the simple price of being born as a human.” Here’s a short excerpt. I recommend reading the whole thing. The […]

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Obama vs. Clinton: their records

By kate on February 21st, 2008

I really enjoyed this fact-filled post comparing the Senate records of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Hopefully, it should put to rest the ridiculous argument that Obama is all talk and no action or details (which is quite false).

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We need a “Mayor Gridlock” shirt, size 2T

By kate on February 11th, 2008

Ruby was fingerpainting this morning. Without any input from me, here is what she drew:

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This made me want to cry

By kate on September 13th, 2007

“According to a new survey… fully a quarter of Americans believe the First Amendment ‘goes too far’ in its provision of rights and freedoms. It gets worse from there…” Go read the linked blog post, then come back. I’ll wait. These survey results depressed me so much that I followed the link to the survey and […]

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Yes, I’m still bitter about the monorail…

By kate on November 15th, 2005

… so I’m helping out in the attempt to associate Mayor Greg Nickels with http://www.mayorgridlock.com.

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Why Newspapers are Still Relevant

By kate on November 1st, 2005

I began this entry as a response to Christian’s blog post, “Newspapers Die By Their Own Ignorance.” When I realized how long it was getting, I decided to put it here instead…   I beg to differ (with Christian’s point). As a daily newspaper reader for most of my life (still am today), I dispute […]

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To my friends with cars… Join the BUY-cott

By kate on May 25th, 2005

“Looking for an easy way to protest Bush foreign policy week after week? And an easy way to help alleviate global poverty? Buy your gasoline at Citgo stations…” (Read more from Jeff Cohen)

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