Words: “Do Worthwhile Work”

We all want 'what we do' to be valued. And we want to be valued for what we do ... Since what we do actually builds platforms for future actions by ourselves and others... Wouldn't it make sense that the choices we make every day over what we do and how we do it will have greater impact on our future actions than anyones encouraging or discouraging words? Do Worthwhile Work ...[instead … [Read More ...]

The Enchanted

Book: THE ENCHANTED by Rene Denfeld

"Stunning ... a darkly beautiful, moving book" One word: stunning! Of course, I can’t stop at a one-word description for what is, without a doubt, my favorite read this year. This book also makes my “favorites of all-time” list, so rich is it in sensory detail, and literary and emotional depth. … [Read More...]

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The Lure of Comic-Con

Out of my element at Comic-Con 2015, where 250,000 movie fans, comic devotees and techno geeks gather, I had an expectation of being trampled in a sea of humanity.  Instead, I found enthusiastic, welcoming people whose entry badges were like a symbol of solidarity. It’s like we were all part of … [Read More...]


The #HateWontWin Challenge

How do you continue a legacy of love in the face of a horrific tragedy? The #HateWontWin Challenge Build bonds of hope. Alana Simmons began to build hope for millions of people around the world when she told Dylann Roof, the killer of her grandfather and eight other Emanuel AME Church members … [Read More...]




White House on June 26th, 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a  dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents … [Read More]

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Music: LAY DOWN by Melanie Safka

If we learn nothing else from history it should be: -- Nothing is more valuable than love, more courageous than peace, or more precious than life.  Hate, fear and greed hold us hostage to forces that drain our spirit, steal our creativity, limit our … [Read More]


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To All The Dads

To all the Dads who share in our joys during the early years -- cartoons, bike rides, water balloon fights, ice cream, joy rides, Halloween … To all the Dads who teach us practical things -- how to swim, ride bike, skip rocks, pitch a tent, spit … [Read More]