reaching out

My response to the terrible tragedy was to undertake a "Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage." One by one, I engaged the people whose
Not long after we said our goodbyes and took our community table seats, Shaun pulled up a chair and visited with us for a
Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.
We spend a lot of our lives surrounded by people we don't know, and it can be easy to forget that every single person in the crowd has a rich and complex story of existence. And every single person craves connection and belonging. At some times more than others.
Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.
If you find yourself feeling down, or blue, or heading into a dark place, don't wait to take action. And don't think you
Why did I raise my hand to go into the non-profit world? Because despite the legal equality progress our community has made, we've yet to reach the status of "out" in the workplace. I truly believe our work educating and connecting LGBTQ students from the point they launch their careers will get us closer to that goal.
In October of 1966, the Vietnam War had already been raging for nearly 11 years. Thousands of troops were still fighting, and in their midst a courageous photographer risked and ultimately lost his life documenting the horrors of one of the longest wars in U.S. history.
For those left at home, there is little that conveys the horrors of war as thoroughly as photographs such as Burrows'. In