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Real leaders cultivate hope, not fear.

September 16, 2020 Here’s my response, as published in today’s Florida Times Union, to Rep. Jason Fischer’s race-baiting, fearmongering editorial, to which I will not provide a link. Column: Fischer unfairly linked protesters with rioters In his Sunday guest column, Rep. Jason Fischer’s writes “Pandering to the woke will not protect you”—just the kind ofContinue reading “Real leaders cultivate hope, not fear.”

Nineteen years later, we still don’t know.

A reflection on what the autism community and the rest of humanity might have lost on that bright Tuesday morning. September 11, 2020 On that Florida blue-sky morning nineteen years ago, I was researching autism online when my mother-in-law called me with the unthinkable news. Switching websites, I saw the still photos of the smoking,Continue reading “Nineteen years later, we still don’t know.”

Slip Slidin’ Away

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 It seems important to write this down—this barely noticed, largely unquestioned power grab that occurred in our city Sunday evening. As local activist and state house candidate Ben Marcus says: “Totalitarianism rarely shows up overnight. It’s a slow drip that eventually drills a hole through basic human rights like speech andContinue reading “Slip Slidin’ Away”

Ode to a Fallen Comrade

The death of yet one more print publication is a heartbreak grieved amid much larger, overarching tragedies. Folio Weekly, however—Jacksonville’s alternative weekly magazine—was more than just any publication. She was the written repository of progressive souls in an ostensibly conservative, Southern city.  To her progressive-minded readers, writers, and workers, the loss of Folio Weekly isContinue reading “Ode to a Fallen Comrade”

Hello, Again.

For those of you who have read my pieces in Folio Weekly, The Florida Times Union, Jacksonville Magazine, Florida Politics Online, or any other publication syndicating my work, I’ve missed you. More than ten years ago, Folio Weekly’s then-editor Anne Schindler gave me my first shot at professional free-lance journalism. A significant portion of myContinue reading “Hello, Again.”


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