Talk to Me

We humans love to talk, but not so much to listen. Why? Because true dialogue takes courage, and a willingness to be “dead wrong.”

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Looking for Betty MacDonald

  • January 12, 2017
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  • Feature
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  • By Paula Becker

A historian seeks to uncover more about the author of “The Egg and I” and “Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle” and becomes lost in Betty’s world—a place where humor overcomes tragedy, and a story deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

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Reading Habits: Erin Belieu

The poet and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist on reading “The Brothers Karamozov” in one night, her love of “Middlemarch,” and how she can’t seem to return a library book.

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“I Would Drink Deeper”

  • September 30, 2016
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  • Editorial
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  • By Tod Marshall, Washington State Poet Laureate

Yes, words can provide comfort, says the Washington State Poet Laureate. But immense power lies in how they point us to uncertainty—“a space within us being made ready for the stars.”

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