Tag Archives: advocacy

Remembering Selma

Fifty years ago my 8th birthday was approaching. My family had moved a couple years earlier from public housing in Harlem to suburban New Jersey. Our home in New Jersey was purchased at a cheap price in large part because the … Continue reading

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Jailing is Not Green

The County Council recently had pause at the financial cost of the proposed new jail facility for Whatcom County, and are waiting for more figures to come in to determine whether we as a county can afford for it can … Continue reading

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An Early New Year’s Resolution

Like many folks, I find the change of years a time to contemplate what’s happened and what I hope will come.  Inevitably reviewing the past makes me think about how I want the future to be different, which in turn leads … Continue reading

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Choosing a Positive Path

Yesterday and today, I heard three different news threads that got me thinking about how people work to effect change. The stories really accentuated different approaches to advocating one’s position.  The first was a rehash and update of the furor over … Continue reading

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