October 3, 2018

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As I watch people debate whether Nike should have used Colin Kaepernick in their campaign and whether Kaepernick should have agreed to work with Nike, I only hope his message, Black Lives Matter, does not get lost. Kaepernick, along with...

March 8, 2014

"I was totally disgusted by those racist images. I would never laugh at them!”
“I never would have thought of Native Americans being alcoholic. Based on my experience, that’s not what I think of….” 


“I’ve never heard that slur for Mexicans. I’d be interested in researc...

February 24, 2014

In December 2013, I had the opportunity to attend the Social Justice Training Institute. This week-long intensive was, well, intense. In addition to all of the personal growth, I also gained a number of ideas from the talented facilitators. Early on in the week, they s...

June 1, 2012

I was born in a commune. Between the ages of 18 and 22 I lived part of a summer in a Volkswagen bus and another summer in a school bus. With my dog, of course. I went to 7 Grateful Dead shows and you can even see a clip of me at Jerry Garcia’s memorial from the documen...

August 18, 2011

A friend of mine sent me a photo of a poster she saw outside of an elementary classroom yesterday. In front of a colorful collection of crayons it read, “We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull. Others are bright, some have wei...

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