Choose the tuxedo

KELLI DAVIS, Class of 2005 “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us." –Herman Hesse Sometimes when I wake up too early and read the newspaper before having that first cup of coffee,...

Be an effective ally for LGBT people

Read this if you’re interested in being a more effective advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. (www.soaw.org/new/ article.php?id=634) These are some guidelines for people wanting to be allies for LGBT people. In today’s world, LGBT issues...

Understand how life happens for other people

“The bottom line is that we have a basic drive to connect, and that for most humans, it happens naturally and intuitively, and that it feels good. But it doesn’t happen this way for all of us.” –Catherine Faherty My amazing next door neighbor, Catherine,...

Decide how to decide

"It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Every summer, I used to disappear from the association management scene to indulge my secret life as an artist. For...

Reconnect, now.

"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?"  – Stephen Levine A woman I used to work with in Washington, DC, died on January 12, 2005. I was...