Mariesa's Spokane: Sparks of brilliance in a gritty city


Gritty City

I've had 23 addresses in eight states across the country, but I'd never been to the Lilac City when we made the 3,000 mile journey from Birmingham almost two years ago. I still marvel at the magnificence of it – the mountainous backdrop, fluffy, puffy clouds hanging just out of reach, the vibrant, almost-impossible colors seeping into the sky in the mornings and late afternoons.

But there's a darker, though just as beautiful view of this city.

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Well Played, Girl Scout

I am not a big fan of scout cookies. To be fair, I’m not a fan of any kid selling cookies, candy or other snack foods at the front of the grocery store in the name of their causes.

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