- Conor Oberst (via occupiedwithdreams)
True to their heritage as Tuareg nomads, the members of the band Tinariwen have never stopped moving. Since 2001, when the band began to build an audience outside of their desert homeland in northern Mali, they
He clipped coupons, wore sweaters with holes in them to make people think he was poor and took a bus — not a cab — to the University of Washington when he attended an alumni luncheon in his later years.
Only a tight circle of family and friends knew that MacDonald was nurturing a secret fortune. When he died in September at the age of 98, he left in his will a $187.6 million charitable trust to Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army.
It is the largest philanthropic gift in Washington state this year, and the sixth-largest in the country in 2013, Children’s officials said.
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