About This Author

I'm pro-choice, pro-same sex marriage, pro-same sex adoption, and pro-interracial marriage.

I'm a progressive-liberal and a Unitarian, I walk for lupus, breast cancer, the homeless, and any other cause I believe in.

I'm a mutt and proud of it!

I'm a mixture of African, Black Feet, Cherokee, Irish, Asian, and British and I embrace them all.

I enjoy the reactions of the Irish when I tell them I have Irish blood running through my veins and how it came to be.

The prospects for any social movement rest on the presence of three essential elements: unity, capacity and clarity. Like some nutrients in the body they need to be in balance or they turn toxic. Clarity by itself leads to frustration since you can see what needs doing but can't get it done; unity alone results in missed opportunities, making it more difficult to rebuild unity down the road; capacity without its partners can deliver victories that slip through our fingers or that turn out to not be so great. How a movement defines what it is fighting for will influence the development of all three elements and will signal to other constituencies whether or not they have common objectives.--Ricardo Levins Morales

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child always-- Cicero

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts--Daniel Patrick Moynihan

When government commits crimes it's not called terrorism—it's called national security --from the book Malice by Robert K. Tanenbaum

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! Auntie Mame

People will forget what you've said and what you've done but will never forget how you made them feel.

No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie--M. Lamar Keene

A Variation on Wesley's Rule
Do all the good you can
For all the people you can
By all the legal means you can
In all the ethical ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can

"I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."--Voltaire

"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices."--Voltaire

"In order to change so that you can live your dreams, you must grow in consciousness. 1) self-knowledge, 2) self-approval, 3) self-commitment, and 4) self-fulfillment." –Les Brown

"Courage is not the opposite of fear but is the absence of fear and the will to go on."–unknown

"Those who are the masters of their own destiny, are the people with the self-confidence to take charge of their own lives."–unknown

"The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next."–Matthew Arnold

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer"—Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car you are still paying for, in order to get to the job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car, and the house that you leave empty all day in order to live in it."--Ellen Goodman

Making a living is not the same as making a life.

"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—
and there was no one left to speak out for me." — Martin Niemöller

There is only one place left where you can have true peace, and it happens to be inside of you. That's the good news. You don't have to give up anything. All you have to do is turn within. --Prem Rawat

There's no such thing as objectivity--there are just lesser degrees of subjectivity David Brinkley

Groups I support financially:

Un-Equal Justice Legal Defense and Educational Fund
P.O. BOX 190301
Dallas, Texas 75219

The Innocence Project — Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
100 Fifth Ave. 3rd Floor - New York, NY 10011

The Sentencing Project
514 Tenth Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004

One Church/OneChild

Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104

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