Author Archives: Galen

My Special Reason for Liking Kamela Harris

There is a lot to like about Senator Kamela Harris, and I celebrate her selection as Joe Biden’s running mate. She’s an experienced office holder who has done well in contentious hearings in the Senate. Before going to Washington, Harris … Continue reading

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How to Save Black Lives

Black Lives Matter. Period. The deaths of black men at the hands of police are tragedies that we as a society must work to stop.  Demands for change are appropriate and necessary. But, I worry that anti-police and anti-government protests … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Thin Blue Line

It’s been 40 years since my dispatching days at Long Beach Police. Have things changed? I remember working the day shift and wondering why whenever a certain officer radioed that he was going to investigate a suspicious subject on his … Continue reading

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream written by William Shakespearedirected by Joseph Haj Ashland, ORat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Oh dear! I really didn’t want my last comments on this COVID-19 affected season to be anything but positive. I had hoped that … Continue reading

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“Copper Children”

written by Karen Zacariasdirected by Shariffa Ali Ashland, ORat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Copper Children has much going for it: an under-told, important story, a talented playwright who entertained and educated us with Destiny of Desire, and an experienced and … Continue reading

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