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    I will be the first to tell you, I am so incredibly in love with this website. It’s a home for me and I built it to house and preserve my innermost ponderings, my deepest conflicts and my most enlightening revelations.

    Over the years, I’ve written on almost every conceivable topic. From death-with-dignity issues to police brutality to the emergence of my own coming-of-age in my forties, there is no topic too scandalous or too delicate about which to form a thoughtful opinion. My offerings are vivid, my audience is diverse and my scope is fearless.


What Jane Taught Me (Hint: Take the Weird Classes in College!)

Gombe, Tanzania – Jane Goodall watches as Hugo van Lawick operates a film camera. The feature documentary JANE will be released in select theaters October 2017. (Jane Goodall Institute) On March... [Read more]

The Summer of 1850

The summer of 1850 my father and mother took their northern trip. I don’t know what they would’ve done without our dear aunt who was so efficient in every way. I remember their account of... [Read more]

A Manuscript for YOU and YOU and YOU!

It is with GREAT excitement that I am able to give each one of my students in all of my American history classes their very own printed manuscript of the new book, An Accidental Odyssey (formerly titled... [Read more]

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