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Pride is Powerful

August 28, 2016

I marched in the Austin Pride Parade last night.  It was the second time that I have marched in a parade.  I was with the PFLAG contingent.  I was once again just astounded at all the welcoming and grateful faces in the crowd.  I remember being in that crowd for many years being the welcoming and grateful face.  I am so glad that I can give back now and be that person marching in the parade.

There were thousands of people on the mile long parade route.  There is such power in a crowd which is focused on good.  In these strange political times it is good to remember that just as a crowd can be angry and all that can go with that anger, so too can a crowd be full of love and support and all that goes with love and support.  As the PFLAG motto of the night stated – “Hugs not Hate”.

Thank you for the places where you can give hugs not hate.

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The fading of the day

March 8, 2016

As the day fades we must pay attention.  The fading day is the way nature calls us in for the night.  The nightlife is a very modern idea. The night is not really meant for life but for slowing down and reflection.  We must prepare for the daily death of sleep so that we can resurrect ourselves with the next morning’s sunrise.  Let us awake again tomorrow and meet new life.

Awake !     Awake  !    Awake  !