They say it is never too late to apologize. Will forgiveness, understanding, and acceptance make a difference? We can hope.Read More
My daughter, Lena, experienced a near fatal health crisis about six months before she walked on. Contrasting her thoughts before and after that hospitalization, her words bring clarity to the thin veil between life and death.
Written the day before my daughter's first memorial service, this is my tribute to her. A significant portion of this piece includes my daughter's words and is therefore named "A Eulogy of Voices". As there were two memorial services, the first at the Bad River Community Center in Odanah, Wisconsin and the second at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, this is a merged version of the two eulogies.Read More
From Pine to Palm is Lena's autobiography written during her House Seminar at Brander Hall, Stanford University, March 2000.
"From the womb of a white mother, came forth an olive skinned infant born into two worlds. . ."