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  • (Note: This was originally published on the Community Cycling Center’s blog here.) Last October, I began volunteering with Community Cycling Center’s Bike Club at Faubion Elementary in Northeast Portland. Twice […]

    Riding With Faubion Elementary School’s Bike Club

    (Note: This was originally published on the Community Cycling Center’s blog here.) Last October, I began volunteering with Community Cycling Center’s Bike Club at Faubion Elementary in Northeast Portland. Twice […]

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  • You were supposed to be born around February 2nd. So January 25th started just like any other day, except that your mom and I slept incredibly well. For the last […]

    A Letter to My Daughter on Her 3rd Birthday

    You were supposed to be born around February 2nd. So January 25th started just like any other day, except that your mom and I slept incredibly well. For the last […]

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  • Hunting never set well with me. I was never comfortable firing a gun. To me, a gun and the consequence of its use are more power than any single individual […]

    Hunting for Purpose

    Hunting never set well with me. I was never comfortable firing a gun. To me, a gun and the consequence of its use are more power than any single individual […]

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  • In 1934, a 20 year-old kid named René Vietto was racing the Tour de France for the first time with the French National team. At the time, participants rode either […]

    The Tale of René Vietto

    In 1934, a 20 year-old kid named René Vietto was racing the Tour de France for the first time with the French National team. At the time, participants rode either […]

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  • At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

    Heroes for my Daughter: The Catonsville Nine

    At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968, seven men and two women walked into a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland. Moving past stunned clerical workers, the activists […]

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  • As a parent, I’ve always been a little iffy on the whole Santa Claus bit. I want my daughter to enjoy that part of life which is magical and whimsical, […]

    The Truth About Santa

    As a parent, I’ve always been a little iffy on the whole Santa Claus bit. I want my daughter to enjoy that part of life which is magical and whimsical, […]

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  • I’m pretty sure it was the weekend of my 10th birthday. We’d driven for hours, packed in the family car like the Griswolds. When we pulled into the parking lot […]

    We’re Due

    I’m pretty sure it was the weekend of my 10th birthday. We’d driven for hours, packed in the family car like the Griswolds. When we pulled into the parking lot […]

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  • Monday is National Coming Out Day. A dear friend asked if I thought Harvey Milk was right about coming out. Is it a responsibility? My initial answer wasn’t enough, and […]

    Coming Out Day

    Monday is National Coming Out Day. A dear friend asked if I thought Harvey Milk was right about coming out. Is it a responsibility? My initial answer wasn’t enough, and […]

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  • From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Jane Collective

    From 1969 until the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Jane counseled women about abortion and helped gain access to underground abortion providers.  Jane initially sought to […]

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  • Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Alice Paul and the National Womens Party

    Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In 1848, a group of people came together in Seneca Falls, NY and wrote the […]

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