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Let’s Talk About Impeachment, Abortion, and Religion

If my 30-year friend from from middle school, Kellie Newton, had texted me to say, “Let’s talk about impeachment, abortion, and religion!” I would have said, “I’m sorry, but I’m realllly busy this week! I need to clean the lint out of my dryer vent…yup, realllly busy.” Few conversation topics are as uncomfortable as these. […]

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A Risky Interview with a Seattle Radio Station

When I was a teenager, I took risks. Like perching precariously underneath a train bridge to see what it felt like when a train went over. Not one of my wisest moments. But now that I’m older and so much more mature, I take “calculated” risks. Like agreeing to be interviewed by a Seattle radio station.

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Dinner in the Liberal Lion’s Den

“HATE HAS NO PLACE HERE,” their buttons blared from their jacket lapels as they stood at Kellie’s back door. I recoiled. Clearly, the liberal couple wore the buttons to make a statement against me, the conservative guest who voted for Trump, right? I resisted my gut instincts that told me to bolt and opened the

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