Monthly Archives: February 2014

Juror No. 8 Is Not The Problem

Leave Creshuna Miles alone. The far bigger, more troubling and more difficult issues are institutional and systemic racism. That’s what we have to attack, unpack and dismantle. For the good of all. Continue reading

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Sochi

Congratulations to the winners and losers on the field and to Sochi’s residents — the Olympics are supposed to benefit local communities. I’m betting that the monetary wasn’t equally shared. But some Sochi person saw something that will change their lives or the lives of those around them. Continue reading

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The Woman of Summer and Winter, Lauryn Williams

My hat’s off to Lauryn Williams. And yours should be too. She is only one of five athletes to medal in both a summer and a winter Olympics, for track and field and bobsleigh/bobsled. And she’s been winning Olympics since 2004. A decade. Continue reading

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Choking on Grace

I want to stop and acknowledge with rage and sorrow: Ms. Lucia McBath, Ms. Sabrina Fulton and Mr. Tracy Martin, and all the parents who crumble earth over caskets, Continue reading

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Dylan Farrow

I have no idea where the complete truth lies in the Woody Allen – Dylan Farrow situation. ¬†However, I’m very clear that one of my moral compass rules — thou shalt not have sex with people you used to parent … Continue reading

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Mayor Tony Mack, State Senator Roderick Wright and the Unexpected Pleasures of Gov. Jerry Brown

Maybe it’s time to throw some more old heads into the mix. Experience, deep commitment to service, expertise and canniness with ego and hormones pleasantly at bay. Continue reading

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