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Monday, July 6, 2020

Imagine that at age 14, when you are either in 8th grade or just starting your freshman year of high school, a man rapes and impregnates you. You have the baby, and want to give the infant up for adoption so you can heal and get on with what is left of your shattered a...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Censorship is a strong word. It was bandied about by some very naive reporters after a live Zoom media conference given by Gov. Leon Guerrero last month, so I would like to take this opportunity to educate some of those reporters on what censorship is, and what it isn’...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

We are beating this wicked Covid-19 virus. It may not seem like it, what with our island and nearly our entire country in a shutdown, which most of us have never experienced.

But two things are inspiring. The first is that people are volunteering and showing compassion...

Thursday, April 9, 2020

March was women’s history month. The several events I was involved in throughout the month highlighted the history of women’s accomplishments. A century ago this August, women won the right to vote. In 1970, a U.S. Court of Appeals gave women the right to be compensate...

Monday, February 10, 2020

This is a column about menstrual cups. If you are a father, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, distant relative, co-worker, etc., of someone who menstruates, you may find this information helpful just from an empathy standpoint. Because guys who are understanding of...

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

 My heart sighed upon seeing Greg Champion’s Facebook post about the passing of my first boss on Guam, Lee Holmes. Mr. Holmes, as we all called him, passed away in December in San Diego.

 I worked for him at the former Guam Cable TV for nearly five years. He was the rea...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

 Perspective is everything. So it is understandable that good, decent men from some of the islands in Micronesia may have been upset by my column, “Wanted: A Culture Where Rape is Not Acceptable” (published in the November 2019 issue of the Pacific Island Times).

I poin...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

One of the most disturbing news items of late (aside from the acting attorney general of Yap being murdered, perhaps because she was investigating some level of corruption involving someone who didn’t want their corrupt activity revealed?) was a story in the Pacific Da...

Saturday, October 5, 2019

 I wear two hats at Adelup: director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, and administrator of the Governor’s Community Outreach Federal Programs Office. The two positions are actually closely aligned. As BWA director, my job is to research issues that affect women and ot...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Attention, enterprising young environmentalists/activists who care about the future of our previous island. If you really want to make a difference, one of you— or a group of you — could focus on ridding the island of plastic. “How can we do this?” you ask?

Here’s how: ...

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