My testimony today at the hearing regarding House Bill 1163 at the Washington State Senate Committee on Early Learning and K12 Education

This is what I said in my 2 minute (approximately) testimony today at the hearing regarding House Bill 1163 at the Washington State Senate Committee on Early Learning and K12 Education: My name is Gabi Clayton, and I live here in Olympia. Our son Bill was assaulted on the grounds of Olympia High School during …

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Barbara Ehrenreich: The Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Positive thinking is different, she says, from being cheerful or good-natured — it’s believing that the world is shaped by our wants and desires and that by focusing on the good, the bad ceases to exist. Read: Barbara Ehrenreich: The Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America | | AlterNet By Emily Wilson, AlterNet. …

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Matthew Shepard’s legacy – looking back and ahead on this anniversary.

Matthew Shepard was murdered eleven years ago today. “… despite the passage of time and increased cultural visibility, the realities faced by LGBTQs today are ‘no different than when Matthew Shepard was murdered.”~ Charles Robbins (Executive Director and CEO of The Trevor Project. Please read this excellent article: Matthew Shepard’s legacy :: The fight continuesby …

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some thoughts on Referendum 71 so far

I haven’t written anything here for almost a month. Among other things that kept us busy, Alec and I observed the signature verification process of Referendum 71 along with a group of great volunteers. It was a longer than expected and grueling process. We were only able to do some two hour shifts because we …

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Jay Smooth: Michael Jackson – Dance You Into The Sunlight

I haven’t posted in a while. Been really busy with work and various and sundry things. I haven’t said anything here about the death and life of Michael Jackson. I’ve had a lot of thoughts and a lot of frustrations about the media hype. Then today I finally had a chance to listen to Jay …

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