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Fairy Tales

Encouragement Once upon a time, a young woman named Gabriela asked advice from her wise friend, Bonnie. It came at …

Randomness and Anomaly

Over drinks at Bathtub Gin, as my co-worker Matt and I discussed my new project, “Hidden City Diaries,” he asked …

The Show Goes On

Last weekend, Nancy and Steve hosted several of us at their home in Madrona for “A CivitaVeritas Evening” – an …

Moments of Significance

The last time the weather changed from summer to fall, I was in Civita. A year to the day, I …

Full, Bright

For the past year, I’ve considered applying for a Fulbright scholarship for a one-year master’s degree in food culture and …

Fellows, Heroes, and Senses

Last night, I saw my first SIFF film of this year’s series, “Perfect Sense,” which stars Ewan McGregor as a …

The Hero’s Journey

Last month, I flew to Detroit to visit my Uncle Buddy, the first time back home in 20 years. He was battling …

Setting the Table

As I traveled over the past 20 hours, from car to plane to train to car to feet, I considered …