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Robert Ashworth
Works at YMCA in Bellingham
Attended Western Washington University
Lives in Bellingham, WA.
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Easiest to just use the bathroom of the sex you most look like currently
States that try to pass laws that one must use bathroom of the gender listed on one's birth certificate create a problem. Some transgender people are post operation and look more like the gender they are becoming than the gender listed on their birth certif...
States that try to pass laws that one must use bathroom of the gender listed on one's birth certificate create a problem. Some transgender people are post operation and look more like the gender they are becoming than the gen...
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My bike ride to Waples Mercantile Building in Lynden. Building restored after fire
They did a good job restoring the building and leaving much of the old walls, timbers and floorboards for art's sake. See more details on the building and my April 2016 ride as posted on Flickr.
They did a good job restoring the building and leaving much of the old walls, timbers and floorboards for art's sake. See more details on the building and my April 2016 ride as posted on Flickr.
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Religious rights versus civil rights
The so called religious rights bills sweeping some states are a reaction against civil rights laws that include LGBT people. Many of these states don't have civil rights laws, at the state level at least, that include LGBT people. Here in Washington State, ...
The so called religious rights bills sweeping some states are a reaction against civil rights laws that include LGBT people. Many of these states don't have civil rights laws, at the state level at least, that include LGBT pe...
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Keeping the Bern alive in a post nomination world
My own state of Washington showed up at caucuses for Bernie. Headline in Washington DC Post proclaims huge win in Washington State, but rest of the article discusses how difficult it might be for him to maintain this momentum in the other big states that ar...
My own state of Washington showed up at caucuses for Bernie. Headline in Washington DC Post proclaims huge win in Washington State, but rest of the article discusses how difficult it might be for him to maintain this momentum...
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In the rat race, prosperity, in products, is easier to obtain than finding home. Quality, fairness and community should be what counts.
For decades we have been scratching our heads trying to figure out how to get more prosperity. Prosperity is usually measured in the flow of goods and services. As for goods, how many products do we need? The smartphones most Americans have are miraculous c...
For decades we have been scratching our heads trying to figure out how to get more prosperity. Prosperity is usually measured in the flow of goods and services. As for goods, how many products do we need? The smartphones most...
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Yes the world is benefiting from trade, but US workers are weary holding up superpower vestiges
Paul Krugman writes in his March 11 column on Trade and Tribulation that free trade agreements aren't necessarily the bugaboo that both Trump and Sanders claim. He admits some aren't great, tho, like the latest TTP that Obama is pushing. At the same time mo...
Paul Krugman writes in his March 11 column on Trade and Tribulation that free trade agreements aren't necessarily the bugaboo that both Trump and Sanders claim. He admits some aren't great, tho, like the latest TTP that Obam...
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Is Queer, Millennial Privilege a Thing? Or is there just a need for more connected community overall?
Article about young people being not that appreciative of older activists who have blazed the trail to better times. My own thoughts below that I posted on Facebook with the article. I put this thinking in my blog also. Seems like there is more separation ...
Article about young people being not that appreciative of older activists who have blazed the trail to better times. My own thoughts below that I posted on Facebook with the article. I put this thinking in my blog also. Seems...
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No hope in logic sign near Bellingham waterfront
Reader board has been near Bellingham's waterfront for a while saying there's no hope in logic. I'm assuming theological thinking. A friend of mine said, I wouldn't want to take my engine to a repair shop that doesn't believe in logic. This different sound ...
Reader board has been near Bellingham's waterfront for a while saying there's no hope in logic. I'm assuming theological thinking. A friend of mine said, I wouldn't want to take my engine to a repair shop that doesn't believe...
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Downtown digital
Night Market in downtown Bellingham. Another mingling of artists, conversations, music, retail and "happening." One artist invited people to dabble colors onto strips of wood. The image from the strips was fed into a camera and then projected on the wall of...
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Better preparing for a good life given the low wage jobs of the future
Some folks see the solution to economic woes being more education. Science, math, STEM, computer programming and so forth to prepare people for the "jobs of the future." Problem is most of the jobs of the future seem to be low wage service type positions; s...
Some folks see the solution to economic woes being more education. Science, math, STEM, computer programming and so forth to prepare people for the "jobs of the future." Problem is most of the jobs of the future seem to be lo...
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But what if you are a sissy?
They say getting older is not for sissies. So, if one is a sissy, what can you do?
They say getting older is not for sissies. So, if one is a sissy, what can you do?
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Carl's Jr headquarters being pushed out of expensive California
I think a conservative person wrote this article about businesses being driven out of areas by high taxes implying higher taxes are bad. I have a somewhat different take, of course. In spite of California's high taxes, business is booming in many parts of ...
I think a conservative person wrote this article about businesses being driven out of areas by high taxes implying higher taxes are bad. I have a somewhat different take, of course. In spite of California's high taxes, busine...
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  • YMCA in Bellingham
    Custodian, 1990 - present
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Currently
Bellingham, WA.
Previously
Pullman, WA.
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Introduction
I got a degree in Geography from Western Washington University. Studied city planning. Got A's in a few entry level physics courses so I have some understanding of energy systems, space and the way things tend to tick. I travel by bicycle. Have even been across USA via bicycle. I take a lot of photos and comment on the landscape. Pondering a lot of questions related to lifestyles and sustainable development.
Bragging rights
Have bicycled across USA.
Education
  • Western Washington University
    Geography, 1973 - 1978
  • Pullman High School, Pullman, WA.
    1969 - 1973
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