Mother’s Day 2011. Bittersweet.

Today is a bittersweet Mothers’ Day.Bitter because THIS is the year I found out some of how much my Mother lied before her death in 1990. They were big lies. Giant lies. Its complicated and I am still learning and sorting it out and probably will be for a long time. Complicated too because as …

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Giving thanks – and protesting.

Noel is coming down for Thanksgiving, and bringing his cat Linus, who will meet our new second cat Lulu for the first time. That should be interesting. I have jury duty on Thanksgiving week, and then will be in Washington DC for several days for a national safe schools roundtable meeting – and to see …

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The Night the Lights Went Out

Thirty years ago yesterday the lights went out in New York City. Alec and I were living in the storefront of Everything for Everybody (EFE) on 13th Street in the West Village in the meat packing warehouse district near the s&m bars down by the Hudson River. Noel was a year old and I was …

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What can I say about yesterday?

Yesterday was a dream I will never wake from, and yet so real. I am grounded in love and community. John Lennon’s piano was on my lawn and in my dining room. You should have seen sweet wonderful Steve Schalchlin‘s hands dance on that piano, and heard him sing “Imagine”, “Will It Always Be Like …

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Two days in June ~ and more!

Saturday, June 16th is Noel’s birthday. He doesn’t know if he will be in Seattle or not, but we plan to be. We will be going to The Fremont Solstice Parade & Pageant. Fremont is a Seattle neighborhood and it is the Center of The Universe. See Fremont’s Urban Mythology Collected by Jon Hegeman from …

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