Category Archives: Commonwealth

Civility, Civil Rights, Civilization

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Advertisements

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ZERO TO FIFTY: Once Was A Wall

There are so many stories today, of how we went from zero to fifty, of how we became a nation where marriage equality is the law of the land. There are so many people to thank and acknowledge — all … Continue reading

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In Praise of Libraries

On the first Friday of October, I drove to Eugene on a bright autumn afternoon and parked my car in the garage beneath the Eugene Public Library. I had seen it only once before, and this was my day to … Continue reading

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