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TGIF–a historical week

Hello and Happy Friday!

Yesterday and today, I’m at Talent42, a tech recruiting conference (conveniently) held on the Seattle waterfront  about 2 blocks from my office. World-class presenters on a diverse array of topics, lots of interesting people to meet and network with. Great to get away from your desk and fill your brain with new information/perspectives/insight.

This has been a historical week thanks to multiple rulings by the Supreme Court. Affirmative Action as applied to college applications (increased scrutiny); voting rights (removed key provisions); and gay marriage (ruling the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional; dismissing the request to overturn the lower court decision re: Prop 8).

The last two are personally important to me, as they represent fundamental equality as well as the granting of a huge array of rights (over 1,100 rights and protections) that are denied unmarried couples at the Federal level. I fully support equality for all, and while these decisions did not grant sweeping nationwide equality, it is a strong start.

This weekend, I’m excited to attend the annual Greenwood Car Show. This is an annual event in which the Greenwood neighborhood closes down 1.5 miles of a main street in North Seattle (67th to 90th) and fills it with classic cars, hot rods, low riders, and modern sports/exotic cars. It’s huge fun even for non-car folks–and immensely popular as the photo below demonstrates:

Hope everyone has a great weekend!



3 thoughts on “TGIF–a historical week

  1. How does stripping voter protection guarantee a persons rights?

    Posted by Cheri Coleman | June 29, 2013, 5:47 pm
  2. Wow, look at those crowds! And in the heat, no less!

    Posted by cynditefft | July 1, 2013, 8:16 am

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