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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Dealing with Change

Feb 22

Dealing with Change

HOW DO YOU ADAPT TO CHANGE? Can we ever really insulate ourselves from unwanted changes in our lives or those we love? If you are a religious person, how does your faith help you cope? A deeper question for the Saturday Salon hat may deal with how our belief systems affect our feelings and actions, or if they reach that far? When faced with tragedy, does your...

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Host a Saturday Salon!

Jan 28

Host a Saturday Salon!

Tired of politics as usual? Take a look in the mirror. Do you only hang out with people who agree with you? Who have the same political opinions? Who go to the same church?Break out of your rut – host a Saturday Salon! They’re easy, fun, popular, and FREE! Check out the FAQs page for a quick tutorial.There’s never been a greater need or a better...

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New Year’s Resolutions

Jan 05

New Year’s Resolutions

DO YOU MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? Set goals? Write mission statements? Create visualization boards? What works for you? I like the Steven Covey Roles & Goals time and resource management approach, but I’ve also cut pics from magazines and glued them onto poster board for inspiration. I think it reflects my dual nature: linear and logical mixed with...

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