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‘Hey Girlfriend!’: How Al Sugiyama will live on in the small moments.

‘Hey Girlfriend!’: How Al Sugiyama will live on in the small moments.

Diem Ly January 6, 2017 0

He never had a reason. He just wanted to spend time with me. Like a moody teenager hearing their parent’s advice, I didn’t fully appreciate this at the time—nor realize how it would shape

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Marijuana, money laundering, and mayhem: Anecdotes from half a dozen years at the helm of the IE

Marijuana, money laundering, and mayhem: Anecdotes from half a dozen years at the helm of the IE

Diem Ly May 14, 2014 0

Former editor Diem Ly looks back

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Farewell From the Editor

Farewell From the Editor

Diem Ly November 7, 2012 0

Growing up as the only girl in the family, my mother had high expectations for me. As a woman who survived the Vietnam War, was separated from family and relocated in a strange new

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Being Married  to the 12th Man:  Life Lessons I Learned After Being Forced  To Watch Football

Being Married to the 12th Man: Life Lessons I Learned After Being Forced To Watch Football

Diem Ly October 17, 2012 1

Football. It’s like a religion in our home. We observe all Sundays and plan our schedules accordingly. We wear our Sunday best and make sure to show spirit. We rise to our feet, sometimes

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Your First Career and the Onslaught of the Mid-Mid Life Crisis

Your First Career and the Onslaught of the Mid-Mid Life Crisis

Diem Ly October 3, 2012 0

The early 30s. An age made glamorous in countless TV sitcoms. In those fictional worlds, friends stay together, family conflicts resolve in half an hour, and jobs are cool, constant, or make comedic storylines.

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Scars as Badges of Honor

Scars as Badges of Honor

Diem Ly September 19, 2012 0

There is a reason children shouldn’t use knives. I heard the story of a 4-year-old boy who decides to cut his own fruit, as he sees his mother do countless times. He balances an

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In the Game of Life There are Spectators and There are Players

In the Game of Life There are Spectators and There are Players

Diem Ly September 6, 2012 0

Beloved former Sonics players Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp played there. The smooth, chalky basketball court at Greenlake is a popular destination for many would-be professional b-ball players, and indeed for most, it’s where

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Keeping My  Eye On the Ball

Keeping My Eye On the Ball

Diem Ly August 15, 2012 0

I always loved playing sports as a kid. I grew up with two older brothers whose bats, balls, and mitts I’d smuggle away on late summer afternoons with a friend. We’d cross a busy

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The Smallest Gestures Can Be the Greatest Gifts

The Smallest Gestures Can Be the Greatest Gifts

Diem Ly August 1, 2012 0

I never wore seatbelts as a teenage driver. My first car was an old ’84 grey-silver BMW. Don’t be impressed. The car was square and bare. It didn’t have a radio and the leather

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Getting a ‘D’ in our AA Knowledge

Getting a ‘D’ in our AA Knowledge

Diem Ly July 18, 2012 0

Being an editor has its advantages. Meeting the movers and shakers of a community is just one. It gives you free rein to be curious and inquisitive—and expect answers. Journalism gave me an outlet

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