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 By Manya Vee    Opinion

A sweet meow, and a new life | Like a Girl

Sometimes life’s sweetest moments sneak up on you. When I lived in Taiwan in the late ’80s, I noticed how differently folks there treated pets. Hardly anyone had a cat. After... — Updated 4/21/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Scraping my knees, and learning along the way | Like a Girl

Change. We all hate it. Especially when it scrapes our knees along the ride. Yet change can be so breath-taking, as well. Spring brings big changes to view every day. Trees seem to... — Updated 3/31/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

A mother's identity, usurped | Like a Girl

What mother would not want her new son-in-law to cook for her? Mine. It was decades ago. I had just returned from living in Asia. I had a newly minted fiancé in tow. It was... — Updated 3/24/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Never let a man dominate me | Like a Girl

Growing up on a farm has its advantages. For one thing, there’s plenty of room to play. Imagine building trails to a secret fort in the middle of the cornfield, climbing trees,... — Updated 2/24/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Ruts, and leaving the trench | Like a Girl

Ruts. We all get into a rut from time to time. Sometimes for a very long time. After all, they’re comfortable. They feel safe. They’re reliable. As we travel that well-worn rut... — Updated 2/10/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Pushing through in spite of the darkness | Like a Girl

Aren’t lilacs lovely? While gazing out my kitchen window recently, I noticed some buds fattening up on a bush just outside it. This shook me out of my winter torpor enough to... — Updated 1/27/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Kindness isn't for suckers | Like a Girl

Is kindness for suckers? It's a good question. Why not? It's January. That time of year for reflection. And while I know that all may profess publicly that kindness is a virtue, I... — Updated 1/6/2022

 By Manya Vee    Opinion

Is it better to give? | Like a Girl

Editor's note: Here is the first of an occasional column by Edmonds resident Manya Vee. It's better to give than to receive. We all know the saying well. All religions address it... — Updated 12/22/2021


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