This is the first post of my photo blog celebrating members of the Kent Community who SHINE.

There are people who seem to SHINE. Have you noticed them? They are doing amazing things in our community.

Whenever I try to describe them, I always end up saying that they are shiny. This photo blog is for them. It is to celebrate them and encourage all of us to be more shiny.

One of my favorite magazines, NEED Magazine, describes their effort as "we are not trying to save the world but to tell the stories of those who are." That is what I do as a photojournalist. I love sharing stories of people who are making a big difference in the lives of others.

Have you met Abby Greer? She is definitely shiny. Abby is founder, executive director and coordinator of the Kent Community TimeBank.


Abby is vibrant, loving and inspirational. She also makes amazing pies and will teach you how to make the best pie crust for your time dollars.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

James Thomas March 05, 2012 at 05:03 PM
If you request KC do the same I would honor your request.
Erin LaBelle March 05, 2012 at 05:47 PM
ok. I don't know if you all do this a lot but would you please take your personal issues somewhere else? Karen, I appreciate your positive nature but please debate/attack James at another location. These updates of you all going back and forth are really exhausting to be honest.
Matt Fredmonsky March 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Personal attacks are prohibited under Patch's terms of use. I think we're borderline here, but let's try to stay on topic, which is people doing good things in Kent captured through Erin's lens. If you would like to blog about other topics, please feel free to apply.
bill budner March 05, 2012 at 08:59 PM
why have i been banned a second time?
* March 05, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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