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The summer heat chased us from the apartment early; we were left wandering, in search of breakfast and air conditioning. What we found were legos. Lots and lots of legos. We discovered a new cafe/kids play area dedicated entirely to legos – big duplos for…

I was getting ready for Get Hitched Give Hope, an amazing, annual charity event that pairs wedding planners and vendors with happy couples planning their nuptials, and the proceeds benefit two organizations that support people living with cancer: the Young Survival Coalition and the Dream Foundation. It was my biggest formal event of the season, and the driving Seattle rain had just gone horizontal.

WordCamps are non-profit conferences that are organized and run entirely by volunteers. No need to break the bank on wardrobe or ticket prices. This is definitely a come as you are event – be yourself, no one is there to see your shoes – and the amazingly low ticket price of $20 is offset by the many sponsors who make these conferences possible.

On the corner of Broadway and Union, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, sits an old brick building with a red door, and four stately white columns in front. Magic happens in this building. This building is the home of Gilda’s Club Seattle, and Camp Sparkle. When…

Isak Denison once wrote that the cure for anything is salt water: tears, sweat, or the sea Personally, I’d much rather take my cure from the sea, than sweat or tears. We really should get out here more often. This wasn’t Gem’s first trip to…

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