Thanksgiving

It has been hard at times to feel gratitude in the face of the overwhelming fear-mongering, bigotry, racism, and hatefulness  that has become widespread throughout this election season and especially since November 9. But, I am thankful. Thankful for this moment, this breath, this family of which I am a …

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Looking Ahead

About two months ago, when many of you were probably at Whistler, Amazon appeared to have an outage. The eastern region seemed to go completely dark, and about half the internet (or half the internet I was connected to anyway) seemed to go down. It turned out to be a …

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Profit Machine

On KQED’s forum program last Thursday, retired congressman Barney Frank talked about the recent “religious freedom” laws that Indiana enacted and that Arkansas was considering. He said something that struck me: “I’m really glad we have this moral objection to homophobia. But what really helps in America is when people …

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