Monthly Archives: June 2016

12 June: a vigil in Astoria

Originally posted on Tangly Cottage Gardening Journal:
Sunday, 12 June 2016 Last night at 1 AM I checked the news as is my habit before bedtime, to learn that something horrific was unfolding at the Pulse dance club in Orlando,…

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Until Gun Laws Change, Make Them See

Their big guns say … after all it’s just another blood-spattered day. Continue reading

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Dear Congress, thirty thousand plus and rising

Dear Congress, Thirty thousand plus and rising. How many more will lose their lives? What is the magic number? When do you stop craving their gun money? 14 dead, 22 wounded in San Bernardino, California I want to know, how … Continue reading

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Orlando you have my heart

I constantly worry for the safety of my girls (my daughter and her partner). They are publicly open about their relationship — I fear it puts them in danger, even in Seattle. Yesterday’s events reminded me again that this world is not safe for my precious ones. Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to Donald Trump: Stop Dancing on the Graves of our Slain LGBTQ Brethren

  I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil to be held in our local town… a vigil for … Continue reading

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