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News

Women Who Serve: Pastor Gretchen and the ‘No-Cost’ Thanksgiving Meal

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Pastor Gretchen Mertes is responsible, along with many helpers, for the "Thanks Giving Dinner," a church tradition. Over 60 volunteers pitch in to offer this feast for 200 people. Anybody and everybody are welcome, from people without permanent homes to those who have no family to celebrate with. There are no buffet lines, all are seated at tables in order to create a family atmosphere.

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Books · News · Politics

Book Review: “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy”

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Morse-code messages in needlework . . . dispatches sewn into hoop skirts . . . a spy/coquette called both “an accomplished prostitute” and “the Secesh Cleopatra” . . . who knew? A review of a rousing new book about the daring and resourceful female spies—and soldiers—of the Civil War.

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Emotional Health

Independence Day—Our Way

By Women's Voices For Change
"It wasn’t so much a declaration of independence as an act of independence. Without thinking, I put myself first. I didn’t discuss, compromise, or accommodate. I didn’t check the dates of my children’s college vacations or ask my husband when or where he wanted to travel this summer. I did what I wanted to do, and it felt great."
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Family & Friends

Father’s Day: A Legacy

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

"My father: sturdy, disliking fuss, dutiful, determined, and more than a bit obsessive. He believed that money was the root of all evil, and that stealing a penny was no more pardonable than stealing a million dollars. Even the Catholic Church’s teachings were more lenient, dividing sins, as they did, into venial and mortal!"

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Lifestyle

Aging Damply in Rain City, U.S.A.

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Seattle and I met somewhere in the middle, the city more knowing/world weary and I less so. Rain City took me a long time to love. Still, I look forward to walking the sidewalks of New York again, but Seattle is my home.

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