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Of Course

Last Friday afternoon Judge Barbara Crabb handed down a ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, opening the door for same-sex couples to start marrying in my home state of Wisconsin. Within a short time couples were gathering … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago

Before Governor Scott Walker took office he had already created controversy by stating he would refuse funds for a new light rail system that had already been approved with federal money set to come to Wisconsin. He demanded that the … Continue reading

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Letter to Scott Walker on the Movement Toward Equality

Dear Governor Walker, You were quoted recently as saying that you sense no “significant movement” toward legalizing gay marriage in Wisconsin and you justified fighting whatever movement there is by stating that as an elected official it is your duty … Continue reading

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Letter to the City-County Liaison Committee

To the members of the City-County Liaison Committee: I am unable to attend this evening’s committee meeting at which you will discuss Mayor Paul Soglin’s proposal to add a security guard to protect the City County Building and its employees … Continue reading

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My Gift

It has been five years since I stepped onto the stage for an opening night play at Broom Street Theater in Madison and then after the play did not celebrate but instead left the theater in the back of an … Continue reading

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Letter to Department of Administration on Proposed Rule Changes

This is a copy of the e-mail I just sent to Donna Sorenson of the Wisconsin Department of Administration regarding proposed rules changes that will affect Capitol access. The only change is that I’ve removed my contact information from the … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here

Just over two years ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair” bill which pretty much gutted the strength of public employee unions. It also allowed the state to sell heating plants and other state property to whomever they … Continue reading

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The Holders of the Light

A weekend ago members of the Overpass Light Brigade (OLB) gathered on a hillside overlooking the Dane County Airport.  The lit dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol was visible miles in the distance as OLB celebrated the past year by starting to … Continue reading

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Poverty

Today I saw a sight that ripped straight to the core of my humanity.  In a steady rain an apparently homeless woman walked down the driveway from the Wisconsin State Capitol.  At the bottom of the driveway she stopped, then knelt … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Election Day Peace

Since February 16, 2011 I have been protesting the Scott Walker administration–not because I was a sore loser about him winning the election, but because he unleashed bills and policies on Wisconsin that were meant to undermine decades of social … Continue reading

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Forward!

With time winding down on Wisconsin’s historic recall election it is time to pause, to reflect for just a moment, and then to charge forward to finish the task at hand. We have come too far to falter now. We … Continue reading

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