Once upon a time, back when America had a strong middle class, it also had a strong union movement.
On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles played on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Or as Steven Van Zandt remembers the moment: “It was the beginning of my life.”
Commonly, the politically active in the City of Falls Church brag proudly about a level of citizen participation in their town that is second to none. But those gathered at two sessions of so-called Deliberation Days in the city last weekend were confronted with a troubling reality that challenged that […]
The grassroots movement to end the genocide in Darfur did not begin in Congress or the White House. It grew from the concerns of unelected American citizens, many of them high school or college age, who could no longer hear about the atrocities in Sudan and not act.
I was raised with no connection, as a child, to organized religion, and came to a faith perspective as an adult, leading to four years of a post-graduate education at a West Coast Protestant seminary majoring in New Testament theology. Yet my informed and oft-expressed antipathy for religious fundamentalism remains […]
Leading the encouragement for the Mason high Mustang football team all season long GMHS cheerleaders. The cheerleading squad will be one of several spirit groups that perform at Mason’s October 19 Homecoming. (Photo: Bob Morrison, Bonnie Briar, LLC)
Arlington County Fair, August 15-19, Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Every now and again, a snake will show its fangs. Case in point is Dr. Warren Throckmorton, one of America’s leading “ex-gay” therapists. Last week, a Nebraska-based website ( http://gaystraightalliance.com) so obscure it was inaccessible by popular search engines such as Google, was discovered by right wing activists. What the […]
We abandoned Arlington last weekend for the Shenandoah Valley.
The past few weeks my work has taken me to Chicago and New York and I’m leaving for Los Angles tomorrow. I was very fortunate to be asked to speak at the Center on Halstead, a spectacular new GLBT community center that is a national treasure. The $20 million gem […]