CW: sexual assault, consent culture, #YesAllMen
[Original Facebook post from 12/13/18 here.]
This post isn’t going to be perfect, but it is going to be honest. There’s a lot in here, so please read the whole thing if you can; it should take you around 4–5 minutes.
Two and a half years ago I had what I believed at the time was a wholly consensual encounter with a woman named Lynne (I’ve linked to her Facebook page at her request) at the end of a second date — we came…
****[UPDATE 11/14: The investigation is proceeding – thanks for all your help on this!]****
On the afternoon of the Kavanaugh hearings in late September, my friend Candace said publicly for the first time that state Senator Joe Fain is the man who raped her in a D.C. hotel room in 2007.
The story has been covered by multiple outlets in the last 6 weeks, but until very recently our state’s public officials had remained silent on conducting an investigation of the matter, as Candace has called for and as Fain has said that he supports as well.
Last Thursday, November…
Note that I’m in Seattle, so I can’t vote for Kim Schrier in CD-8, Lisa Brown in CD-5, or Carolyn Long in CD-3, but I encourage you to join me in giving them money instead (click here for Schrier, here for Brown, or here for Long).
However you decide to vote, though, be sure to send in your ballot by Tuesday, November 6th — postage is no longer required, so all you have to do is fill it out and drop it in the mail (be sure it’s postmarked by the 6th, though, otherwise it won’t be counted), or if…
There’s been a meaningful shift in the market in the last few months, and I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what it means both from clients and from friends and acquaintances. Here’s my take.
The Northwest MLS released their stats for August earlier this week, which are the source for this Seattle Times story (I recommend scrolling straight down to the interactive graphic and the charts in the middle of the article, which are the really good stuff).
Basically, the number of listings remained virtually the same from August of 2017 to August of this year, but pending and…
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my stance on Seattle’s head tax in the last couple of weeks, so if you’re curious, here it is: I fully support it, but I think it should have been $500 per employee per year instead of $275.
In a perfect world we’d have an income tax and a much less regressive tax code than we do in Washington state, but as Tech4Housing member and software developer Rachael Ludwick was quoted as saying in a GeekWire article this week, “I think of the head tax as an imperfect proxy for the income tax…
Regardless of how you choose to vote, please remember to send in your ballot by next Tuesday!
There are a lot of great candidates for mayor this year — I think Mike McGinn, Nikkita Oliver, Jessyn Farrell, and Cary Moon all have what it takes to lead our city, and I would be thrilled to see any of them win the general election in November.
Of the four, though, I’m going to be casting my vote for McGinn, for a few reasons:
1. I know he shares my values on the issues that are most important to me: housing affordability…
After a successful test run last week I decided to launch a beta version of my weekly wrap-up digest of national news about Trump. This is the last time that I’ll cross-post it to Medium; in the future it’ll come out solely as an email every Sunday morning (note that I’m planning on taking a two-week hiatus for Christmas and New Year’s and then returning with another full edition on January 8th). If you’d like to sign up to get the email, click here.
The FBI, NSA, and CIA all agree that Russia intervened in the election for multiple different…
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OK, community. As a straight, white, progressive, single man without kids, I recognize that I’m experiencing this in a different way than a lot of you. Given that, I’ve been mulling and processing and thinking about what my place is in the new chapter of American history that we entered last night. This is definitely still an evolving line of thought for me — please call me out when needed, offer suggestions if you have them, and if you ever just want to grab coffee/a drink and talk further, I’ll buy the first round.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Residential real estate agent in Seattle, board president at @SeaPublicThtr & board member at @WLIHA, and editor of@CivicMinute & @LastWeekInTrump.