Category: Legislation & The Courts

Make America Kind Again

Dear Readers;

On January 21st I was privileged to attend the massive Women’s March in Washington D.C. I joined my good friend Mary and her granddaughter Katie and Katie’s friend Emily. What an experience.  There was such a massive throng of people.  Elders, like us, youngsters like the girls, and everyone in between from infants to people in wheel chairs to young men and old men…. Continue reading… “Make America Kind Again”

The Dream of Unqualified Acceptance

Dear Mom,

My students have been reading and discussing the play The Laramie Project in class over the past several weeks. After gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in Laramie, WY in October of 1998, Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project travelled to Laramie and interviewed dozens of residents about what came to be known as a murder motivated by hate. Continue reading… “The Dream of Unqualified Acceptance”

Letter of Hope

Mark sent me a little book for my birthday called “Letters to My Grandchild.” I was looking at it to see if I could write something for the grandkids. One of the topics grabbed me: “One Positive Change in the World I have Witnessed.” However, I feel strongly about two changes. So this is for my Seattle grandchildren, though I hope the Silver Spring ones will read it too. Continue reading… “Letter of Hope”