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An Amethyst in my Side

July 14, 2009 12:11 pm Published by Comments Off on An Amethyst in my Side

The Amethyst Initiative continues to concern me… For those of you not aware, this initiative has been signed by 135... View Article


Great Job, Oxnard

July 14, 2009 11:53 am Published by Comments Off on Great Job, Oxnard

This letter was submitted to the Ventura County Star in response to the article referenced below. Reading  the article “Oxnard limits... View Article


Late night fun!

June 29, 2009 12:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Late night fun!

LATE NIGHT FUN! This simple saying may attract a lot of people, and it got stuck in my head for... View Article


Conversations for Parents

June 28, 2009 9:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Conversations for Parents

As Director of Straight Up Ventura County and an interactive workshop facilitator, I have the opportunity to participate in many discussions... View Article


Leaders of Tomorrow

June 13, 2009 12:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Leaders of Tomorrow

Straight Up Ventura County held its first ever Leadership Retreat on May 14th, and I was very impressed. Not because... View Article


The end of the party

June 12, 2009 1:05 pm Published by Comments Off on The end of the party

Prom season is winding down, and with it comes the usual grim news stories and statistics. Every year, there’s a... View Article


My "it" moment

May 31, 2009 8:46 pm Published by Comments Off on My "it" moment

You never know when the most important days of your life will be. You wake up just like you have... View Article