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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
Number of posts: 20,825

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

Putting sorting machines back together

I am so proud of my son....he was one of the ones in Tacoma WA who helped get the sorting machines replaced in the USPS offices there

Did you see in the SLC tribune

LDS says "Biden better reflects their values than trump" that sounds like a backdoor endorsement to me. It's possible Biden could take UTah and it's 6 electoral votes.

just got back from our Save the Post Office protest

in our small area of North Tacoma WA we had about 80 folks for 90 minutes engaging others and letting letter carriers and postal clerks know that we support them

Today is our 40th anniversary

we have two great kids, a daughter in law and 2 wonderful grandsons. We have spent the night 287 different cities, 41 states, 23 different countries and 4 continents together

We have run a city initiative and my wife has helped me run for US Congress

We have a ton of wonderful friends and a million wonderful memories

just like sex offenders

fired cops should have to be entered into a national data base and if in that data base other departments should not be allowed to hire them

I have had COVID-19

I have been meaning to write about this, but have been busy with other stuff. Also didn't want to write about it because I was still processing what the future maybe like internally.

Please take it seriously. I am one of the very lucky ones. I didn't have to be hospitalized and I am still kicking to tell about it. In early February, I got very, very sick. (At that time didn't know what it was) I would wake up with the sheets literally dripping wet from sweat, I would make towels wet from my nose dripping. I could hardly swallow, my body ached and I would have to wash the crust from my eyes, with a warm wet wash cloth each morning to be able to see. This went on for about 10 days. Since then I have had kidney and breathing problems.

I found out because in March others got sick and I went and got tested and was also tested for antigens (antibodies) and came back positive.

Because I sing, speak and teach all over the nation for my work, I use my voice (lung power). I now have a minimum of 18 months of voice rehab and also life long monitoring of my kidneys.

Like I said, take it very seriously!!! And like I said, I am one of the truly lucky ones...please take a moment to think of healing thoughts for those still recovering and also prayerful consoling wishes to those who have lost ones in whom they were in community with!


Mike C

thank you thread for Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler et al and Democratic House attorneys and staff

all of you did an amazing job and made us proud to be Democratic and on the right side of history!!!
Thank you so much!!!
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