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Fair Trade: What is the Value of Humans?

Who Determines our Values?

The existence of fair trade and sustainable art predates our current economic system. The economic system we live under now did not naturally arise. We created it to serve a purpose, and over the centuries we forgot what we had done, and now see it as the normal way for our lives to work. (more…)

Veterans Day 2017

Honoring Veterans and Fathers on Veterans Day

BioSaipanMy father, Ray B. Moor served in World War II with the 2nd Marine Division on a 105 mm howitzer crew. He also fought in the Korean War with the 1st Marine Division. It is a remarkable and unlikely thing that he survived and his family lives on in myself, my sister, and our children. I write today to honor him and my other fellow veterans, many of whom, like my father, had to deal with PTSD, regret, and grief.

Ray B. Moor died 23 August, 1989 in Astoria Oregon’s old Columbia Memorial Hospital building. I still have dreams with him alive and well in his early forties when he could still climb a 90 ft. pole as a telephone lineman for Pacific Northwest Bell. (more…)