When I found out the series of southern California murders were connected to the rapes in northern California, what I fantasized was one day I would meet the amazing rape survivors and somehow find common cause among them. While I wasn’t raped, the monster that had attacked them had raped my stepmom and killed both… More The Unbearable Burden of Owning Your Truth | An Open Letter to Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims
I’m up early because it’s hard to sleep these days. Work is fantastic and home life is good, but I’m constantly thinking about what’s happening to our country. As I lay awake, I realized, there has been something good that’s happened within our family and it extends to several of my friendships. We’re talking again.… More View from the Left – The Upside of a Trump Presidency
You can’t have her, she’s alllll mine…. A good friend of mine remembers his adolescence amazingly well. As I described to him the changes going on with my 14 year old daughter, a freshman in high school, he said, “It’s like she just got off the bus in the middle of Times Square. She is… More Just Got Off the Bus in Times Square
Last Monday Katie started a week of Crunchy Camp – that was her nickname for the workshop she was attending at the Resource Center for Nonviolence called Exploring Your Social Justice Community. She really enjoyed herself. It turns out it wasn’t a youth workshop (that’s on me, I misread the description) so she was… More Workshop at the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence
These are strange times. I listen to the news and worry about the price of gas, global warming and if my child will have a future. It’s almost surreal and yet I realize my parents and my grandparents also had things to worry about as they raised their children. While my mind swirls with “big… More Kids and Tech: Are we Googling our Way to a Stratified Society?