I paused in the middle of my speech to a group of high school students at a career day event. The room fell quiet. I felt an unexpected wave of emotion come over me. I stared into the young eyes looking back at me—eyes so full of hope, so full of promise. I [...]
Ever stop to think about erasers? Nifty little invention these things. What was once there is gone; wiped out, deleted…nullified. Erasers have changed a lot over the years. When I was a kid your choice was pretty much either pink or white. Today, erasers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
Classmates started teasing Seth Walsh in the fourth grade. It continued through his Middle School years. He was once told that the world doesn’t need another queer and that he should go home and hang himself. On September 18th, after again being threatened by a group of older teens, [...]
Unless you have been under a rock, you know that 33 miners have been rescued after an agonizing 69 days trapped in a collapsed copper mine in Chile—buried alive a half mile beneath the Earth. [...]
In the early hours of October 13, 1966 my mother went into labor with me. Not surprising, I was in a great big hurry. Also not surprising, my dad couldn’t get the car to start.
And so it began.
As I reflect on this, my 44th birthday, I can laugh at my [...]