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Toast to Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

As president of the board of the Washington’s National Park Fund I had the honor of toasting Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service. I said: It’s an honor to toast Jon Jarvis during the centennial of the National Park Service. As an avid backpacker who is forever telling or writing about my National30

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Advocates for our National Parks

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” The famous naturalist, John Muir, wrote that back in 1912, and I believe it’s even more true today – all of us can benefit from outdoor recreation. Muir was30

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Telling your story

At a lodging conference I met Lucas Mack. Lucas wrote a book with the compelling title, “Everybody has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face.” Lucas said understanding who you are and where you came from will help you to weather unanticipated storms. Lucas was a former TV reporter who said he always30

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We love that Face on the Tail

Trisha and I attended the Alaska Airlines brand re-launch party. We love Alaska Airlines with its happy Eskimo logo smiling from the tail of all their airplanes. Alaska Airlines is a Seattle-based company that’s all about genuine, caring service. At the party we sat with a retired doctor and his wife who had flown over30

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Take Control of Your Mind

Steve Gutzler is one of the nation’s premier thought leaders on leadership, Emotional Intelligence and personal transformation. My family met Steve at a recent hospitality conference. At the conference we were bombarded by information, and by the third day my head was spinning, my eyes were crossed and I was having trouble absorbing new data.30

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Corporations for Communities Award

Trisha and I drove to our state capitol in Olympia, Washington, yesterday to meet the Secretary of State. Secretary Kim Wyman led a ceremony recognizing the nominees for the 2015 Corporations for Communities Award. This award honors exceptional Washington businesses that make it a priority to help the community in which they do business. We30

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