Hi, I’m Frank.

Hi, I’m Frank. Well, I’m Annie but I’m also Frank. Maybe we should all be Frank? And Frankly, I am over any and all things “happening.” I can be overly Frank on such matters. I am over being told I don’t care, or better yet, understand. Don’t laugh when a millennial says that to you,…

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Guest Blog: Cultivate Social Acumen in Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Image via Pexels Written by Emily Graham of Mightymoms.net Promoting meaningful social engagement for adults with developmental disabilities not only enhances their quality of life but also opens doors to fuller participation in community activities. This in-depth guide shared by On the Road with PartnerCafe offers practical recommendations aimed at honing social skills, thereby enriching…

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“Jorge Marrero leaves a legacy of friendship, affordable housing”

In the heart of Beacon Hill, affordable housing is on the horizon. El Centro de la Raza, expects to break ground this summer on an 84-unit apartment building, next door to their campus. Earlier this year, they received an additional boost to help bring their plans to life after Jorge Marrero, a longtime and passionate Seattle resident,…

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Guest Article Written by Emily Graham

Image via Pexels The Self-Care Blueprint for Parents of Special Needs Children: Finding Balance in the Midst of Challenges Parenthood is demanding in itself, but when your child has special needs, the challenges multiply. This article from On the Road with PartnerCafe focuses on offering practical self-care strategies for parents coping with the unique demands…

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Doctors

Oh, so let’s talk about doctors. The medical kind. The human medical kind. The ones that specialize in knowing us better than we know ourselves. Those folks who constantly wash their hands and and like to ask “does this hurt?” I’m 53, so I have seen my fair share. General practitioners, endocrinologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists, neurologists,…

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Who’s right?

Annie's dog

During my studies of history I always silently chuckled while scratching my head in trying to understand how each side prayed to their God to be safe during battle and victorious in the war. I could see each soldier, as they rested their head each night, asking for a quick victory. They all knew that…

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The Pendulum

I have heard people say that the truth is always the truth, that to disagree is a sign of lunacy, or something similar, and that that person should be shunned. To believe in a conspiracy theory is simply to out one’s gullibility. To think differently than the majority is to show ignorance or dissidence. To…

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Working Families Tax Credit and Free Tax Preparation

From our friends at Pim Savvy, we want to make sure that everyone knows about the Working Families Tax Credit and Pim Savvy’s free tax preparation! Here’s what they shared with us: Individuals and families can now apply for the Working Families Tax Credit on the Department of Revenue (DOR) website:  workingfamiliescredit.wa.gov (see the green…

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Working Families Tax Credit

Our friends at PIMM Savy  have asked us to share information about the Working Families Tax Credit! Their goal is to, “reach out to low-income families that might be interested in applying for the Washington Families Tax Credit to receive up to $1,200 depending on the number of qualifying children.” You can learn more at…

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Washington Commission on African American Affairs Wellness Survey

Click here to take the 15-minute survey. “We are concerned about the quality of life for American Americans in Washington state in the areas of economic stability, wellness, housing, wealth, education, child welfare, environmental and social justice. Please complete our 15-minute survey and consider participating in our online focus groups. By sharing your lived experiences…

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