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A Thankful Happy Birthday

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that, yes, this blog is alive and, yes, there are posts forthcoming. In the meantime, I want to acknowledge that this past week was 153rd birthday of the State of Oregon, a place that I proudly call home. It so happens that Oregon and I…

So Americans *Do* Get It!

Something struck me in the wake of the Giffords massacre as the national conversation turned to the “climate of violence” that has taken over right-wing political rhetoric as of late. To start, I want to say that my heart aches for those who were injured or lost loved ones in that horrific event. I hope…