Category Archive for: ‘Seattle’

Kate Elias: Northwest Freelance Editor

I want to give a shout out and positive recommendation to the freelance editor who has edited and helped me polish a lot of my popular essays from the past year or so, Kate Elias / Resume / Editorial Guild Listing. Kate’s helped me with a handful of essays including all of my 2015 brain tumor essays, the popular Peepless in Seattle, …

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Men at lunch outside Amazon's HQ

An Open Letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon’s success has inspired innovation across the technology sector, but it’s been relatively silent in response to its harmful impacts on Seattle and women.

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Recommended Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

I was speaking to a friend about their mom’s car accident recently and remembered how impressed I was with my experience with Jeff Donchez, a Seattle-based personal injury attorney: I’d had a car accident that led to a delayed injury which ultimately required surgery. Jeff spent time with me on the phone helping me evaluate the claim — ultimately, he …

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Amazocalypse – Photo Gallery of Seattle’s Amazon Growth

Last week, I wrote about the explosive Amazon growth still planned around South Lake Union: six forty story buildings, seven over 20 stories where there none that size now. Few people recognize the amount of construction and density across Seattle without almost any commensurate public transportation investments as required by the state’s Growth Management Act. The state legislature passed a $16 billion …

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Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act’s Out of Pocket Maximum isn’t what you’d expect. In Washington State, it’s insurance fraud.

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Jeff Bezos and Tom Cruise

Seattle’s Coming ‘Amazocalypse’

Amazon’s male programmers struggling to find bathrooms will soon be able to walk home to pee.

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Seattle Traffic Has Grown With Amazon

After reading John Cook’s The worst cities for traffic jams: Where booming Seattle and San Francisco rank at GeekWire, I decided to chart my earlier estimates of Amazon’s employee headcount against INRIX’s Seattle traffic studies. The amount of time a Seattle resident spends annually in traffic roughly parallels Amazon’s employee growth that past five years. INRIX reports the average Seattle resident …

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