Even after almost two decades living in Seattle, I miss real seasons. Back in my home town of New York the sweltering summer turns into an apple-crisp autumn, which in turn is clearly distinguished from winter's deep chill. Here, in Seattle, weather waivers back and forth, and then BAM! it lurches forward. October 2 was sunny and warm October 3 was blustery and rainy. Summer to fall overnight.
September 30 to October 1 was another transition, from summer to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many times abusive relationships can feel like Northwest seasons, one minute calm and the next stormy. Even though October is drawing to a close, it's not too late to consider how domestic violence has touched your life. And not let another season go by without doing something positive. Visit this King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence web page for suggestions.