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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
Number of posts: 19,599

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

Journal Archives

How would you grade

Joni Ernst's rebuttal to the SOTU speech

Should the Patriots be made to forfeit Sunday's game?

It is has been reported by ESPN and Yahoo Sports that sources with in the NFL have indicted that a preliminary investigation as shown that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the Patriots in Sunday's game were under-inflated by 2lbs psi or more. If this is proven should the Patriots be made to forfeit and have the Colts go to the Super Bowl instead?

My foster dad died this morning....

we put him in hospice this week and he passed away at 10:45AM PST today. He was a great champion of civil and lgbt rights...he was my father for 41 years taking me in as an orphan at 15 years old. My dad had died because of the Vietnam war and my mom had a stroke. He was a Lutheran pastor and wonderful person..my heart is aching and I will miss him deeply!

We put my foster dad in hospice care this afternoon

He has been my foster dad for 41 years, a lot of my progressive attitudes were taught to me by him! Hope he makes it through Christmas!


what are some of your favorite Christmas memories? Mine is of my last Christmas in Frankfurt, Germany. We had a live tree with little candles on it. After midnight Mass at the Cathedral we walked home, lit the candles, sang Stille Nacht, and then opened presents, going to bed about 4 in the morning. On Christmas Day we had a bunch of relatives over for more celebrating and then on the 26th we had friends come together for a 3rd day of Christmas!

I am preaching at a United Methodist Church

on Sunday. My topic is peace and justice. Mainly about The School of the America's and also some about Ferguson. Any thoughts? Where would you say is the "Good News"? Would love to hear what you have to say.

Who is going shopping on Gray Thursday (tonight) or on Black Friday?

What is your favorite part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal?


It's been a tough shitty week in many ways. So I challenge all my DU friends to jot down three things they are thankful for. Me:

1) Family

2) Community

3) The ability to speak out for justice

Asking for prayers and good wishes from DU community

I am in Atlanta and getting ready to pick up my wife from the airport. We are heading to Columbus, Georgia to the School of America's vigil, teach in and protest advocating closing the school down. This is the school that brought people in from El Salvador and trained them to murder their own people including six Jesuit priests 25 years ago this week. I ran against our US Congressman in the Democratic primary of 1990 and got a really good vote total which helped make him reconsider his voting for funding of this school. Fighting for closure of this place has been in my DNA for the majority of adult life. I have wanted to join the thousands who are going to be there also. I will be getting arrested on Sunday, please keep me (us) in your prayers and thoughts this weekend as myself, my wife and thousands of others speak and witness against undue US Military aggression and destabilization of other nations around the globe. Thanks-Mike C
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