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Barb Chamberlain
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Professional connector and communicator. Policy worker in various circles. Promoter of active transportation & local economy.
Professional connector and communicator. Policy worker in various circles. Promoter of active transportation & local economy.

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Showing Up
"What's your story?" she asked. "What do you mean?" "Well, usually when straight people come to an event like this it's because they have a story. A reason to show up." I pondered this for a moment, then offered up, "Well, I had a family member who died yea...

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Remembering Don
Can one be "good at" grief? I don't think I am right now. I really have not allowed myself to fully believe, fully grasp, that my brother Don died on Friday, July 1 . I am blindsided by the small things that remind me of him, I cry unexpectedly, but it isn'...

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Remembering Don
Can one be "good at" grief? I don't think I am right now. I really have not allowed myself to fully believe, fully grasp, that my brother Don died on Friday, July 1 . I am blindsided by the small things that remind me of him, I cry unexpectedly, but it isn'...

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Remembering Don
Can one be "good at" grief? I don't think I am right now. I really have not allowed myself to fully believe, fully grasp, that my brother Don died on Friday, July 1 . I am blindsided by the small things that remind me of him, I cry unexpectedly, but it isn'...

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Remembering Don
Can one be "good at" grief? I don't think I am right now. I really have not allowed myself to fully believe, fully grasp, that my brother Don died on Friday, July 1 . I am blindsided by the small things that remind me of him, I cry unexpectedly, but it isn'...

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Thinking About Garbage (and How to Make Less of It)
Raised as I was by Depression-era parents and by a mother who was a great scratch cook, and wanting to leave the world a better place through environmentally thoughtful choices, I have a lot of old-fashioned thrifty and eco-friendly habits. As we've moved t...

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Changing Again:
“Everything changes and nothing stands still.” Heraclitus summed it up nicely, don’t you think? (You remember him--the Greek philosopher who said, "You can never step in the same river twice." Three and a half years ago I made a big leap . From Spokane
to S...

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"Click" on Personal Safety and Privilege
As a middle-class white girl growing up in Lewiston, Idaho, and then Spokane, Washington, I never knew fear. Not real fear. Not the fear that someone is going to hit me, hurt me, rape me, kidnap me, steal from me, kill me.  When we moved from Lewiston to Sp...

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So thrilled with results of our restart of statewide bike conference. Washington Bike Summit sold out and then some.
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