An Open Letter

Dear Family, Friends & Readers, I will not be at liberty to write for some time.  I am not at liberty to share the details of the what and why.  In many moons I will be free to talk and I will do so.  Until then, I want to leave you with two things. The … More An Open Letter

Let’s Play Vote!

I grew up in a great little neighborhood in a sweet little town in Central NJ.  On my block alone there were four other families with girls my age.  We were free to roam back in those days, every afternoon after school and all day Saturday. We’d ride our bikes or roller skate.  We’d play … More Let’s Play Vote!

Action in the Hood #1

The folks in my neighborhood were at it again this week.  This time it was a post about the movie Obama’s America 2016 that spurred the listserv monitor to write in and remind everyone that: “The purpose of our listserv is for discussing matters related to our community such as getting recommendations for various household … More Action in the Hood #1

Love = Love

As we move closer and closer to Tuesday’s upcoming vote in North Carolina on Same Sex Marriage Amendment One, which proposes adding a clause to the state constitution that would define marriage as being only between a man and a woman, this space is getting hot.  Signs for and against the amendment are everywhere.  Some … More Love = Love

Peace

I do not know the ways of the people who live in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.  I do not know how to deliver my message in a manner that will be respectful.  I do not know the words one offers in Pashto to a parent who has lost their child.  For that matter, neither … More Peace

Anarchist Geese

When I graduated High School my classmates predicted that at ten years out I’d be found bra-less riding a skateboard.  I liked it.  It spoke to my relationship with both what I then saw as my activist roots, the no-bra 1960’s, and my rebellious current associations (in 1991, skateboarders were radical).  It also meant that … More Anarchist Geese