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One 3-Day Leads to Another…

Last weekend I volunteered at the Seattle 3-Day walk as a member the Route Safety crew (here’s a terrific event summary). Route Safety is responsible for, well, keeping the walkers safe on the route. The crew is made up of two dozen bicyclists and motorcyclists who head out with the first walker each morning, and […]

Pink Ink: A Ribbon of Hope for her Mom

Krystal was helping me at the Home Depot customer service desk when I noticed the pink ribbon on her forearm. It’s in honor of her mom, a six year survivor. I really like the shading on the ribbon, and the lettering has great lines (the photo doesn’t do it justice). Thanks for sharing your story, […]

National Heart Health Month: Women are Different!

It’s been almost two years since a blood clot decided to form in my heart. Thanks in part to information from The Hope Heart Institute and the American Heart Association, I recognized the warning signs and was able to get medical treatment before my heart was damaged. There’s a common misconception that men are at […]

A Tattoo for Breast Cancer & Autism Awareness

Magali Reyes was one of the first participants in the Dzul Ink Lounge’s “Get Ink for the Cure” fundraising event I wrote about last month. I really like the puzzle-inside-a-ribbon design, and learned Magali wants to increase both breast cancer and autism awareness: “I got the breast cancer half for my aunt who has been […]

Tattoos: Stories in Permanent Ink

“My tattoos hurt as much or as little as the moments in my life that led me to them.” – Nora Flanagan Some of my tattoos, like the ones on my wrist and ankle, are in plain sight. You might see the ink on my shoulder blades if we run into each other at the […]

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