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Orange is the New EVERYTHING!

With the changing colors of the leaves and the brisk fall air, comes the most blessed of all autumnal signs: the school bus! After the dog days of summer, it is indeed, the most revered of all sights. I’ve always loved fall in the Pacific Northwest. The trees explode into fiery crimson flames, the rain decreases, and the air is just fresh and cool enough to begin the layering process of clothes that is so chic. But, the sound of...

There Has to be Another Way. #NoMoreSuicides

It feels like yesterday when we learned of the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Surprisingly, it has already been six weeks. As I reflect on that week, I found it frightening, alarming and tragic to watch their deaths be used to boost emotionally charged ratings while being neatly packaged in a PSA about mental health and suicide prevention hotlines. These two successful, accomplished, revered, world renowned adults had access to mental health. They had loving family surrounding...

FREEDOM TO BE A KID AGAIN

One of the best-known sentences in the English language is the second sentence in the Declaration of Independence. You know, the one that begins, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”. Let me use these most potent and consequential words in American History to address the freedom that this declaration was meant to address. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States from King George’s rule. It spoke of natural and legal rights and has since become a statement on human...