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Callie Neylan  I was born in the wrong country. Seattle, WA / @neylano / 🐘

Scenes from the boathouse. This is George Pocock’s sister, Lucy’s boat. If you don’t know the story of George Pocock and his beautiful, world-class row boats, you don't know the history of Seattle. If you don't know the significance of accomplished oarswoman Lucy Pocock, you won't understand the legacy of UW's world-class rowing teams, especially the women's.
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"On Friday, July 12, 1912, the Pocock brothers traveled to Seattle on the CPR steamship Princess Victoria. After touring the rustic UW campus, Dick and George, who were used to seeing England’s beautiful college campuses, were unimpressed. The proposed boat-building facility was the Tokio Café (also known as the Tokyo Tea Room), a makeshift structure built in 1909 for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The Varsity Crew House was the U.S. Life Saving Station on Lake Union, also built as a temporary structure for the fair. Undecided, the Pococks returned to Vancouver on the Saturday evening CPR steamship.
On Sunday, July 14, however, George sent a letter to Coach Conibear advising him they would come to Seattle and build his 12 shells." – historylink.org

The lovely remains of someone’s day. Walking with Fredrick on Capitol Hill. ▫️
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#vscocam #goodfood

Seattle mood. Capitol Hill, May 2018. Last week, our city council voted for a $275 head tax for large corporations in Seattle. Down from the original $500 per head proposal. Jeff Bezos halted construction of one of his umpteenth skyscrapers over this proposal, while threatening to pull out of a lease on a separate high rise. Seattle has the third highest homeless rate among American cities, in part because of Amazon driving up housing prices. There are homeless people in tents pushing shopping carts, living on the sidewalks and under overpasses (the ones the bureaucrats haven't fenced off) all over the city. Struggling people hidden in the blackberry bushes on the Burke-Gilman trail and along the shores of Lake Union and the Fremont Cut. Meanwhile, the Koch Brothers and their ilk, including the Pacific Northwest's most famous Libertarian asshole, Jeff Bezos, are running the show and the GOP cuts corporate taxes and guts healthcare. Capitalism isn't working anymore and in the long run, that's not good for any of us.▫️
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#capitalism #incomeinequality

Bria came with me to work on Friday. Here she is, sitting in one of the Office Design Studios. She loves playing with conditional formatting in Excel, the product I work on. She will also just press multiple keys, holding to see how many numbers she can fit in a single cell. She's a scientist already, as little kids naturally are, and maybe some day, she'll be a technologist like me. ▫️
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#girlsintech #STEM #STEAM #mathisfun

Freeds and me, on the No. 2 to hand deliver some @bellflower_cacao single-origin Macarons. This woman thought we were photo worthy so snapped this and sent it to me. #weimaraner #vscocam

Scenes from the boathouse. Looking down the on ramp to the dock on the north shores of Lake Union where I launch my boat every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with Queen Anne Hill and the Aurora Bridge in the background. It is rowing season again, and this year I'm assistant coaching a Learn to Row course. The upsides are many, the downside is one: getting up at 5:30 a.m. is not my favorite thing. But when you have to be on the water before 7:00, you must do the thing you think you cannot do. ▫️
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#rowing #LWRC #LakeUnion #thefremontcut

No peeking, Freeds! And Happy Birthday to you! Fredrick is one year old today. Here he is, waiting for Will to hide the object we want him to find (a stuffed bunny). Here’s how it works: you take him to a park and let him play for a while, first. Then, you get out his object, a handkerchief that you rub on the object so it absorbs the smell, and some treats. Then you get his attention and give him his verbal command: Fredrick, let’s go to work! Then you put him in a sit/stay while you hide his object (the command he’s following here). You then walk back to him, let him sniff the handkerchief, and give him this command: Find it! He then starts sniffing for the object, tracking it until he finds it, which he did in every case today, even though this was only his third training session. DOGS ARE AMAZING. ▫️
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#weimaraner #birddog #huntingdog #searchandrescue

One day in 1990-something, I wore a blue and green plaid pleated mini skirt with black tights and a snug turtleneck. I was 20-something. Plump with estrogen, I wore short, tight things well. Laura and her friend (whose name I don’t remember) crouched as they exited the back of my blue Suzuki Swift on this very spot, after our two hour trip from Ellensburg, across a snowy Snoqualmie Pass and Costco and Target in Issaquah. She was going to band practice with Mark, the whole blonde, leggy lot of her, full of estrogen, too. Mark, her famous Screaming Trees Rodeo Records boyfriend who ran in circles with Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love and Neko Case, too. ▫️
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Will and me, walking past Neumos (pronounced NEW-mo’s) on our way home from Kurtwood Farm Shop (the actual best dairy ice cream in the city, made with Jersey cow milk and delicate, farm fresh infusions). May 4, 2018. @kurt_farm_shop #seattlehistory #vscocam

FYI: Introducing Bellflower Chocolate Company Single-Origin Chocolate Macarons. A collaboration with Cornelia Wright, pastry chef at the renowned Herbfarm. We have a limited supply of flights for pre-order at www.bellflowerchocolate.com .
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#smallbatchchocolate #singleoriginchocolate #macarons

Some days at work are more exhausting than others, which leads me right here as soon as I get home. Especially when you start the day rowing at 6:30 a.m. and don’t get home until 7:30 p.m. 🚣🏼‍♀️👩🏼‍💻🤦🏼‍♀️
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#rowing #vscocam

Guys! We are launching a new product for Mother’s Day. A collaboration with a pastry chef from The Herbfarm. Follow @bellflower_cacao for details! #singleoriginchocolate

When a six-year old is bored on yet another rainy spring Saturday, you say no to screen time begging and take her to Discovery with the dogs to forage stinging nettles instead. Because there’s a recipe in the Tartine cookbook for nettle pizza that you really want to make. .
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#discoverypark #foraging #nettles

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