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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 thats 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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