What Are Words For

Now and again I come undone trying to write this letter to the reader. Very familiar with my writer’s block, my managing editor emailed...

Prevention: The Sequel

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....As I watch news coverage of the recent shark attacks off the...

Out Loud & Proud

Frontdesk by David Waggoner Just the other day, a couple of friends of mine were talking about how they couldn’t wait for the second season of...

Why I Started A&U

December was the month, and the year was 1991; I’d have to refer to an old calendar to find out when “Set Adrift on...

Lights, Camera, Activism!

"Just the Two of Us” is a song performed by Grover Washington, Jr., and the latest inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of...

Children of the Revolution

Many moons ago, my father served as an intelligence officer, even briefing President John F. Kennedy during the tense days of the Cuban Missile...

Longtime Discussion

As we went to press, another month goes by where the political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, with few exceptions, continue to...

Commitment to Life

Mobilizing Hollywood three decades ago against the fight against AIDS and the search for a cure, Dame Elizabeth Taylor was a trailblazer in firing up funding, awareness, and compassion.

Keeping Our Heads Above Water

Sounds fishy to me! As we go to press, the Olympics are winding down and the suffering of tens of thousands of lives in...

Mayday, Mayday!

Maybe it’s me, but doesn’t it seem odd that Charlie Sheen is no longer making headlines now that the announcement of his HIV status...