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Category Archives: Living in Oakland

You wanna know what pisses me off?

I just got home from my daily BART ride. I should be cooking dinner, but there’s no way that’s gonna happen until I write what happened down. You ever get like that? Have to write something down so that you can get on with your day? Just me? Damn, ok. On today’s episode of “what […]

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Biggest Radically Inclusive Parenting Event EVARRR!

  Oakland and East Bay Families!! I am so thrilled to be co-organizing Mosswood Park’s Papapalooza! Weyland Southon from KPFA’s Father Figures, Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad, A Zine on Radical Parenting and myself are delighted to be organizing an event sponsored by Oakland Parks and Recreation celebrating all of our families on June 15th at Mosswood Park in Oakland […]

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Recycling and Redemption Value


I wasn’t raised with a religion… so I first learned about redemption via recycling PSA’s.The word had a very narrow definition associated with keeping streets clean and something about saving the planet. Minds like mine depend on metaphors for meaningful analysis, so for me, when the older definition of redemption started making appearances in the […]

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August Links LOVE! News and Events Round Up


Sometimes when I open my laptop in the morning, all the awesome just floods in. It’s my own doing of course. I’ve curated my social media streams toward the awesome side of the sexuality news spectrum. Links! Ok, so here’s a lil blog post I did for Oakland Local. It contains online resources for parents […]

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Links, Books and Events for July 13-15th, 2012

Hello Sex-Positive Parents, here is your bi-monthly batch of links! When awesome and competent collide! Read about Tristan Taormino’s experience as a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Watch Jay Smooth’s brilliant commentary on Frank Ocean‘s Independence Day. Look, like and listen to Virgie Tovar on the Sex Positive Photo Project (NSFW) Summer reading lists! […]

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We’re actually NOT all Trayvon Martin

This is problematic. There is so much more this 44 year old economically secure straight white college instructor could be doing than wearing a hoodie to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. Like calling up his travel agent and stating I will no longer spend my vacation money in Florida; a state with laws that exist […]

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Reformation vs. Revolution

A good way for me to measure how much I care about something is by how much time I spend talking to my kids about it. You can tell I could give not one fuck about sports because I’ve probably spent a total of 8 hours out of their entire lifetimes talking about it to […]

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Nov 2, 2011 Oakland General Strike with video


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The Occupy Wall Street Movement

I was on the phone with my dad, mostly talking about the weather. And not in that humdrum pass the time kind of way, no, we actually like to talk about the weather. Even when we don’t mean to, our conversations drift toward storm patterns and new measuring instruments. This time I was talking about […]

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The first year of grad school is completed. Many thanks to all of those shoulders, arms, minds and smiles that helped me stay sane for the most part. Those last two weeks were a bit surreal. But I got good grades and I know I am learning. I definitely feel like I’m in the middle […]

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