Shooting Spree

Shooting Spree

The photo above was taken on March 10, 2017, at the annual fundraiser for the Laura Wilcox Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by SRYCL, this quiz show  draws hundreds from throughout California, where we have fun, honor Laura’s memory, and raise funds to support young...
Passing

Passing

I remember the day that my racial identity first came into question. I was seven years old, and I was late for school. My dad walked me to the door of my classroom where all of my classmates were already settling in. He watched me go inside and sit down before waving...
Indelible Marin

Indelible Marin

This past weekend I spent a couple of days visiting my friend Marcella in Marin County. When I was a child our family lived just a few houses up the hill from hers, and both families were quite close. The moms were friends, the dads were friends, and the kids were...
Manifestos #3

Manifestos #3

I am writing to you from the back of an ambulance going down highway 80. My work is done. Now I can only sit here and be a witness. I am with a young (stress that part) man who feels that this life is not worth living. He is asleep, and he looks like an angel. He...
Manifestos #2

Manifestos #2

I work in a big city, miles from where I live up in the hills. It’s great! I see so many different people, and each of them is unique. I experience so much. I have seen life slip away like smoke, and humor and courage on the faces of people who are looking straight...