Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stop, drop, and roll…existing in a state of future shock

“Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time.” ~Alvin Toffler, Future Shock 1970 In 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler published his work called Future … Continue reading

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The GATE swings open in a new area!

Our newest group serving the communities of Tacoma, University Place, and Parkland is now open! Residents interested in connecting with that local group can join in right here: For more information about our local giving and sharing community groups, … Continue reading

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Someone else’s garden…

Spring is just around the corner and around our house the gardens are coming to life. Even where it is more weeds than plants breaking the surface, it is always exciting to see greenery begin to push through the sun-warmed … Continue reading

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The bondage of possessions…

Closet organizers…stacker trays for our desks…extra sturdy storage boxes…special labels, stickers and tabs…post-it notes to remind us to pay the storage bill…reminders to buy more post-it notes…what do all of these have in common? They are the period at the end … Continue reading

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The Dance of Gardening…

Here we are…summer is coming! Even if you have never grown a garden before, there is something about the sun and rain, the smell of warm dirt, that makes us all think of planting a garden. It is just an … Continue reading

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Welcoming our newest local community group!

Ring the bells and break out the confetti…we are expanding! Welcoming today our newest addition to the Community Gate, serving the community of Auburn, WA! Word seems to be spreading and folks from this western Washington community wanted to develop … Continue reading

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