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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Santa

Several years ago a young man, aged to his eleventh year, informed me of his opinions on those who believed in Santa. That old, chubby man with a red nose from the cold and a smile permanently positioned on his face, that’s the guy this young man was speaking of. I’m not the religious type,…

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Video from the Compassion Clinic in Tacoma!

Here’s a video, taken from the Compassion Clinic in Tacoma, last spring. On The Road with PartnerCafe and our Partners from Pierce County Aging and Disability, SeaMar Community Health Centers, Children’s Therapy Center, and our Medicare Specialists (Insurance Answers WA) had the pleasure of being there! We were able to help serve approximately 60-70 individuals…

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The Bad Side of Good

Some time ago I gave into my wondering thoughts. Knowing that they were mere atoms bouncing around in my head I saw no harm in following them, wherever they bounced. A Thinkabout is what I called it, and an undertaking of the highest peril, and of the highest reward. Most, I would gather, feared the…

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A Turning of the Page

I think it started the day I asked myself what I didn’t want, I only knew because I had witnessed it at some previous point. But to know what I didn’t want in an intimate relationship I had to know what I didn’t want in me. This required me to be honest with myself as…

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BFF’s

A best friend is someone who will delete your browser history when you die. A best friend never needs an explanation. A best friend gets your quirkiness, your pet peeves, your dumb moments and your brilliant ones too. A best friend is always ready with an alibi, because so often they are your co-conspirators. A…

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I Need To Rent A Teenager

I remember watching my mother trying to figure out the clock on our VCR player. I used to jokingly say “you’ve got to be smarter than the VCR!” I remember doing such things for the adults around me, wondering how they managed to get to their age. Guess what: I’m officially stupid. I thought that…

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“Me On Any Given Day”

Me on a bad day: I didn’t beg you then I didn’t curse you either I didn’t ask you why I didn’t hate you instead I just walked With or without you I didn’t understand then I don’t understand now I didn’t cheat back then And I don’t steal now I gave then willingly I…

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Ladies

“The doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” That is one definition of Feminism. Another is “A path of using tact to forward women’s rights.” That’s my own personal definition. And another is “The philosophy of acting like a barbarian towards men because men are pigs.” I’m…

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