Honoring the Call of Freedom

I happened to find a photo from the Denver Post Archives of three smiling Vietnamese refugees at work at the Aspen Meadows kitchen: Si Quoc Ngo, Vinh Cam Hua, and Cung Lien Me. In 1978 my mother, Ann Amabile, decided to help with the refugee crisis created by the war in Vietnam. After the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, 130,000 Vietnamese fled their homeland by boat or foot and landed in …

REMINDER: Postcard Party to Stop the Recalls

Join us for a Postcard Party This Saturday, August 31 | 12 – 2 pm Southern Sun Pub & Brewery 627 South Broadway, Boulder GOP extremists in Colorado are trying to use low-turnout special elections to defeat elected Democrats and override the blue wave. Republicans have filed paperwork to recall Democratic Senate President Leroy Garcia. Senator Garcia just won his election in 2018 by 48 points (25,000 more votes than his opponent). We need …

Why I Fight for LGBTQ Equality

The end of Pride Month got me thinking about my Uncle Billy. He was so much fun to be with. On Sundays he made brunch and we gathered around the table singing Irish ballads and reciting poetry. Billy was gay. Being gay was illegal then. One night he was arrested for sodomy. After that he was fired from his job as a social worker. It upended his life, but it …