A Good Education

Jul 23

A Good Education

A GOOD EDUCATION Our parents insisted on it. We go into debt for it, but what is it? In this era of Common Core, student loans, and the shrinking job market, what constitutes a good education? Throw this question in the hat at your next Saturday Salon – strong opinions will abound and lead to discussions on everything from states’ rights to whether the...

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Think About It…

Jul 11

Think About It…

IMAGINE… YOU ARE IN THE BOX… Family, friends, coworkers and neighbors are about to arrive for your service. What would they say about you? Pop this question into the hat and you’ll make some people uncomfortable. That’s OK. Saturday Salons have their light moments, but we also host them to remind us to stop and think. Are we living our lives...

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Learning Just Because…

May 31

Learning Just Because…

IS COLLEGE JUST A DOORWAY TO A JOB…or does knowledge have intrinsic value? For those who view college as simply an entrance requirement to a job, the logic goes something like this: “A girl’s gotta eat, and to eat I need a good job, and to get a good job, I need a college degree, or in most cases, degrees. I don’t have the luxury of taking...

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Sacred Spaces

May 24

Sacred Spaces

WHAT IS SACRED SPACE? The concept of sacred space can be approached from many perspectives, leads to deeper thinking and feeling, and so makes a great well from which to draw questions for the Saturday Salon hat: Where is your sacred space? If you don’t have one, why? Is sacred space a place God dwells and humans should not enter? Is sacred space a place you go...

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Tina Fey on Letterman

May 09

Tina Fey on Letterman

GOT SPANX? What a great send-off for Letterman, and a delicious stab at what women “have” to do to appear acceptably attractive, particularly in show business. How many women reading this own any Spanx? When was the last time you wore something to cinch you in? Job interview? Wedding? Prom? Going someplace you knew an Ex, or a Future Ex might be? How do...

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The Up House

Apr 12

The Up House

SEATTLE’S SYMBOL OF STUBBORN RESISTANCE TO COMMERCIALISM IS SELLING OUT. Well, not so much selling out as being sold. The original owner, Ms. Masefield, long since gone, turned down big bucks in order to stay in her little bungalow, defying the corporations who built towering concrete and steel structures intimidatingly up and around her home. She just sat...

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2016

Apr 05

2016

2016 IS STARTING TO SIMMER. Political parties are deciding what candidates and issues to throw in the pot. Is our Presidential Election all for show, or does your vote matter? Throw Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous quote into the hat: “In a democracy, people get the government they deserve.” Do you agree? He also said, “I know of no country in...

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