Items Tagged as: Northwest Perspectives

Growing up my mom always told me I was special. Her comments about me being artistic, funny, and smart were gold-plated words forged in the cavity of her chest. Each one was verbalized with purpose. The sincerity made my body tingle every time she whispered out words of encouragement.

The spring after my father died, my mother, two brothers and I gathered the courage to go through his stuff. The stuff none of us knew existed. We would make a day of it, like a puzzle marathon on a holiday, reminiscing together.

This piece caught the attention of our judge, Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell, with its "economy, directness, and searing honesty." She writes, "Like the best writing, it asks more question

What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises