Oh my God, Someone Who isn’t White!

Oh my God, Someone Who isn’t White!

Reading time: 1 minute I hadn’t realized how white Bend was until this waitress smiled at me. That’s her in the picture, and as you can see, she’s African-American. I drove back from Bend over Friday and Saturday, and on Saturday morning I stopped at the Black Bear...
What Makes Me An Approachable White Person?

What Makes Me An Approachable White Person?

The makeshift memorial at 29th and Union, just after the shootings on October 31st, 2009. Reading time: 3 minutes Just over eight years ago, two police officers were shot at the corner of 29th and Union in Seattle. One officer, Timothy Brenton, died at the scene. The...
The Small Town Where I’m Living Now

The Small Town Where I’m Living Now

People at the Bend Oktoberfest, waiting for the Wiener Dog Races. I can’t see a person of color among them. Reading time: 2 minutes Two months ago yesterday, I arrived in the small town of Bend, Oregon. I started a job here on September 25th. I haven’t...
The House My Mother-in-Law Lived In

The House My Mother-in-Law Lived In

Not the actual house my mother-in-law grew up in, but you get the idea. Reading time: 4 minutes The first Christmas I went to visit Kyle’s family, my father-in-law took all of us on a trip around the area, to see some of the places that he and my mother-in-law had...
There are Mixed-Race Families Here!

There are Mixed-Race Families Here!

Reading time: 1 minute There are some mixed-race families here in this little town east of the Cascades! I love seeing people with mixed-race kids who are obviously their own. I think, If Kyle and I had had kids, they would have looked like that. This photo is of a...

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