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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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  • Last Sunday was a quiet day for sports in most US homes.  Some people were watching golf or World Cup.  Maybe even a few were watching the Tour de France.  […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Mara Abbott

    Last Sunday was a quiet day for sports in most US homes.  Some people were watching golf or World Cup.  Maybe even a few were watching the Tour de France.  […]

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  • Seven years ago my mom was diagnosed with cancer.  It was detected late.  So late in fact, the tumor was wrapped around one of her kidneys and killing it.  Doctors […]

    I Ride For. . .

    Seven years ago my mom was diagnosed with cancer.  It was detected late.  So late in fact, the tumor was wrapped around one of her kidneys and killing it.  Doctors […]

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  • Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: The Black Panther Party

    Founded in 1966 by Huey Newton, and Texan Bobby Seale, in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party (BPP) represented an angry voice calling for an end to police brutality in […]

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  • Born in New Mexico in 1930, Dolores Huerta’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old.  Her mother moved the family to Stockton, California.  There Dolores and her two brothers […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Delores Huerta

    Born in New Mexico in 1930, Dolores Huerta’s parents divorced when she was 3 years old.  Her mother moved the family to Stockton, California.  There Dolores and her two brothers […]

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  • When I first met Bonnie Tinker she was coming out of jail. I was legal observing for a large anti-war march where she and her son had been arrested. Her […]

    Heroes for My Daughter: Bonnie Tinker

    When I first met Bonnie Tinker she was coming out of jail. I was legal observing for a large anti-war march where she and her son had been arrested. Her […]

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  • Texas Monthly did an amazing issue this month where contributors wrote about growing up in Texas. Anyone who spends any significant amount of time with me knows I love being […]

    Where I’m From

    Texas Monthly did an amazing issue this month where contributors wrote about growing up in Texas. Anyone who spends any significant amount of time with me knows I love being […]

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  • This past Thursday, I testified, along with many others, about the City of Portland’s new Draft Sidewalk Management Plan.  I have many problems with the new code provisions, not the […]

    “For All”

    This past Thursday, I testified, along with many others, about the City of Portland’s new Draft Sidewalk Management Plan.  I have many problems with the new code provisions, not the […]

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